ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT

PLA4ESI

2015

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. Students will not be provided with the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake such assessment but rather, to equip them with knowledge and skills to enable them as practising planners to more adequately supervise the work of consultants and/or to critique studies undertaken by other agencies and/or consultants.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKatharine McKinnon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in a postgraduate Planning program

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PLA5ESI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEnvironmental impact assessment in Australia: theory and practice,PrescribedThomas, I.FEDERATION PRESS 1996
ReadingsImpact assessment and sustainable resource mangement,PrescribedSmith, L.G.JOHN WILEY, LONGMAN, BURNT MILL 1993

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assess how community and social impact assessment is applied and used in planning practice

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

02. Crtitique 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:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)

03. Evaluate 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:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatharine McKinnon

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 31 - 43
One 6.5 hours block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Impact statement assessment report 2000 words30 01, 02
Individual essay 2500 words50 02, 03
LMS discussion posts (Min 3 posts 250-750 words each)20 02, 03