pla4pts planning theory and strategy




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, to 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. The capacity and legitimacy of strategic spatial planning is assessed in the context of contemporary policy regimes and modes of regional governance.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKiran Shinde

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 conditions Enrolment in a Planning postgraduate degree, or enrolment in ABURE or ACCPD or AGCPD or AMCPD, or co-ordinator's approval.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Be able to critically appraise contemporary spatial strategies in Australian and international settings

Essay and readings/discussions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)

02. Develop a strong awareness of past and contemporary theories used to explain planning in urban settings

Readings and Lectures/Discussions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness(Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)

03. Develop a strong understanding of strategy formulation for urban and regional settings

Lectures and Strategy Analysis Assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKiran Shinde

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
Five 7.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"May include field visits"


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Essay 2000 words4501, 02, 03
Online Reading Discussion Postings 1800 words2502
Strategy Analysis Report 1200 words3001, 03