RURAL AND REGIONAL PLANNING

PLA3RRP

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will examine the theory, concepts and practice of local, rural and regional planning. The changing settlement structure and demographic characteristics of rural and regional Australia will be examined. A review of the historical development of regional studies and planning will provide a context for current policies and practices. The statutory and institutional planning hierarchy including the roles and responsibilities of agencies at local, state and federal government will be analysed as a basis for understanding their strategies, policies and programs in respect to rural and regional planning and development. On completion of this unit students should have acquired a basic understanding of the preparation, implementation and evaluation of rural and regional planning techniques and practices.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 45 credit points of second year Planning subject or coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PLA2RRP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPlanning at the landscape scale,RecommendedSelman, P.ROUTLEDGE 2006
ReadingsRurality bites: the social & environmental transformation of rural Australia,RecommendedLockie, S. and Bourke, L. (eds)PLUTO PRESS 2001

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse the relationships between structural changes, land use impacts and social change in rural communities and landscapes.

Activities:
Individual essay, discussion of weekly readings online and in reading group seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Assess the complex inter-relationship between cultural, social, economic and environmental factors in planning futures in rural and regional areas

Activities:
Individual essay, discussion of weekly readings online and in reading group seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

03. Evaluate the political and social economy of rural spaces.

Activities:
Individual essay, discussion of weekly readings online and in reading group seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Show a strong understanding of demographic and socio-economic trends in case stud areas.

Activities:
Individual essay, discussion of weekly readings online and in reading group seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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