PLANNING LAW AND POLICY

LAW3PLN

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explores the way that planning law and policy regulates the use and development of land. We consider the concepts of sustainability and social equity and assess whether the policy and legal framework created by planning laws forward these principles. We also consider the processes of strategic planning, development and environmental assessments and appeals and review of decision-making in a range of different practical, cultural and geographical contexts. This gives rise to a range of issues such as democratic and community participation, climate change, sustainable development, land use conflict and environmental justice.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFrancine Rochford

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesKey concept presentations setting out the law, prescribed reading, online quizzes, problem solving and advice assessment

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 CP's in LAW subjects or admission into ABURE or ABURPB or AMCPD or AGCPD or ACCPD

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Readings

Expert Presentations

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Key Concept Presentations

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PublisherLa Trobe

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Upon successful completion of this subject you should be able to identify and discuss the common law and legislation relevant to planning in Victoria
02. Upon successful completion of this subject you should be able to demonstrate understanding of the processes of strategic planning and plan making, development and environmental assessments and appeals and review of decision-making
03. Upon successful completion of this subject you should be able to compose and communicate a response to a problem relating to planning in an appropriate style and tone
04. Upon successful completion of this subject you should be able to describe, analyse and critique the policy framework for planning in Victoria, demonstrating a capacity to reflect on the interaction between natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems
05. Upon successful completion of this subject you should be able to describe and analyse the use of planning law as a mechanisms for forwarding the public good

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFrancine Rochford

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 7
Two 12.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes (600 words) Students will be required to respond to quizzes relating to their reading over the semester

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Problem solving and advice (900 words) Provided with facts, photographs, maps and other details relating to a potential planning matter, students will be required to ascertain the relevant legal position and to communicate their legal advice to the client through a recorded (video) advice.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Policy Assignment (1800 words) Students will be required to research a question relating to an issue arising in planning law. An appropriate selection of primary and secondary material must be utilised to frame a well-informed, well-structured and well-written response.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5