Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject examines the major principles and theoretical issues involved in the development and application of strategic spatial planning with an emphasis on strategy for regions and cities to address problems, cope with change and as a means of setting future directions. The concepts and historical origins of comprehensive city wide regional planning are contrasted with current modes of strategy development and strategic intervention as part of a broader more inclusive style of strategic planning. A series of metropolitan strategies are examined and evaluated for their effectiveness and the capacity and legitimacy of strategic spatial planning in the context of contemporarty policy regimes and modes of regional governance.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

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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-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
Essay 2000 words45
Online Reading Discussion Postings 1800 words25
Strategy Analysis Report 1200 words30