ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT

PLA5ESI

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Modern planning legislation, including the Victorian Planning and Environment Act 1987, requires that the environmental, economic and social impacts of proposed development are considered in decision making processes, particularly for major developments. In addition, impact assessments are often required for international development programs. Students will gain knowledge and skills to enable them as practicing planners and community development workers to more adequately supervise the work of consultants undertaking Impact Assessment and to critique studies undertaken by other agencies or consultants.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKatharine McKinnon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Enrolment in a postgraduate degree, or enrolment in ABURE, ACCPD or AGCPD or AMCPD, or co-ordinator's approval.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Synthesise problems, concepts and theories of community and social impact assessment, and apply these knoweldges/skills to planning and community development practice

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, impact Statement Review , impact statement report, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)

02. Critique the influence of science, politics, economics and culture on the evolving nature of environmental and social impact assessment.

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, LMS posts, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)

03. Critically analyse and translate the major debates debates concerning social and community impact assessment aims, methods, applications, and effectiveness

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, LMS posts, impact statement report, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatharine McKinnon

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Five 7.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"May include fieldwork."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Impact Statement Critical Review (2,000 words)30 01, 02
Policy Impact Statement (3,000 words)50 02, 03
Individual Essay (1,500 words)20 01, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatharine McKinnon

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Five 7.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"May include fieldwork."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Impact Statement Critical Review (2,000 words)30 01, 02
Policy Impact Statement (3,000 words)50 02, 03
Individual Essay (1,500 words)20 01, 03