Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The planning and design of cities and the management of the environment have become disputed issues leading to community conflicts and contentious processes and solutions. In this subject students use a series of recent and contemporary disputes and case studies about the planning and design of urban areas and environmental issues to understand the use and preparation of planning schemes, planning permits, the implementation of planning laws and regulations and the resolution of conflicts. Techniques and ideas to design and manage the planning and design of cities to ensure that conflicts are minimized and the quality of urban areas and the environment are enhanced are examined and evaluated through a series of practical fieldwork exercises.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTrevor Budge

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsStatutory planning in Victoria,PrescribedEccles, D. and Bryant, T.2ND EDN, FEDERATION PRESS 1999

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTrevor Budge

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
1 x 500 word (per member) Group report15
1 x 500 word Individual Report15
1 x 60 minute test (1000 words equiv)20
2 x 30 minute tests (500 words each = 1000 words)20
2 x 500 word Individual Field Trip Reports (= 1000 words total)30