pla4ers environmental region studio




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The aim of this subject is to develop a comprehensive understanding on the relevance of spatial planning at regional scales to promote environmental , social and economic development. This subject will require planning studio work which will illustrate planning as a process of broader policy framing with a special concern on 'space' and statutory requirements. It will introduce major implementation tools for planning e.g. zoning regulations. The studio exercise promotes innovative thinking towards planning issues and requires participating to work as an effective team member in a planning team. Students will complete a case study of a real life planning process and create a plan for a regional area. Topics covered include planning formulation, delineation of an environmental planning region/growth area, problem framing, analysis, visioning, strategy formulation, principles and context of land use planning, and planning statutes.

SchoolSchool 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

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBioregional Planning: Resource Management beyond the New MillenniumPrescribedBrunckhorst, D.J. & Shannon, M.A.ROUTLEDGE, 2000
ReadingsDialogues in urban and regional planningPrescribedHarper, T., Yeh, Anthony & HeloROUTLEDGE, 2009
ReadingsRegional Planning (The Natural and Built Environment Series)PrescribedGlasson, JohnROUTLEDGE, 2007

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Able prepare a broad spatial policies to address present and future anticipated planning issues and identification of strategic projects for regional development

Group discussions Presentations Getting students to write reflective journals
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving(Creative Problem-solving)

02. Able to identify a planning process with a concern on statutory requirement

Student Presentations in the class Group discussions/Brainstoming

03. Capacity to work productively as an individual or in a team, with other planners, or with multidisciplinary and diverse groups, including lay people, while representing and maintaining professional opinions and standards t

Group discussions Group presentations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving(Creative Problem-solving)

04. Knowledge of regional level integrated spatial planning and its relevance to socio-economic and environmental development

Power point presentations/Lectures discussions Encourage group discussions (pop Quiz) Transmit reading materials electronically Getting students to write reflective journals
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving(Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
Five 7.0 hours seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"(may include weekends and field visits)"


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Group report(4000 words)5003, 02
Individual Presentation (500 words and images)2501
Individual Report (1000 words)2504