PLANNING THEORY URBAN STRATEGY AND DESIGN

PLA4TSD

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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject builds on an examination of the historical development and rise of cities as the engines of economic development, culture and invention. The process of the planning and development of cities is examined using the emergence of planning theory as applied to cities in Australia, North America, Europe and the developing world. In particular, the unit examines the failure of the comprehensive masterplan and a systems approach to the planning of cities in contrast to the emergence of strategic planning and intervention to guide and manage cities, and the development of models of city governance. Case studies relate to growth management, smart growth, community engagement processes, urban design, promotion of mixed use, public and private sector partnerships and strategic intervention. The effectiveness of contemporary city planning approaches is examined.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students enrolled in ABURE or ACCPD or AGCPD or AMCPD or AMSPMD or ACSPMD or AGSPMD

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAustralian urban planning: new challenges, new agendas,RecommendedGleeson, B. and Low, N.ALLEN AND UNWIN 2000
ReadingsShaping Melbourne's future: town planning, the State and civil society,RecommendedMcLoughlin, J.CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 1992
ReadingsStrategic management concepts and cases,RecommendedThompson, A. and Strickland, A.13TH EDN, MCGRAW-HILL IRWIN 2003

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically assess the application of planning theory in contemporary world cities.

Activities:
Lecture, tutorial, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Critical Thinking

02. Evaluate the impact of the master plan and systems approach on the planning and development of cities.

Activities:
Lecture, tutorial, essay, project, presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Creative Problem-solving
Teamwork
Critical Thinking
Speaking
Inquiry/ Research

03. Justify the role of strategic planning and intervention in city governance, planning and development.

Activities:
Lecture, tutorial, essay, project, presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Writing
Critical Thinking
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research
Speaking

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