RURAL AND REGIONAL PLANNING
Credit points: 15
How do the theory, concepts and practice of local, rural and regional planning help us to understand and plan for changing settlement structures, demographic characteristics, and economic engagement? In this subject, you will study how the historical development of regional studies informs contemporary policy and planning for rural and regional Australia. By examining the statutory and institutional planning hierarchy, you will gain a deeper understanding about the roles, functions and power of local, state and federal government agencies development strategies, policies and programs. You will tie these processes to the preparation, implementation and evaluation of rural and regional planning techniques and practices, and their implications for rural and regional planning and development. This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems now and in the future.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorMelissa Kennedy
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesLectures, student led discussion of readings, practicums, individual essay, scenario project and presentation
Prerequisites Completion of 120 credit points
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Kennedy
Field TripWeek: 30 - 42
One 7.00 hours field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
Ten 3.00 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Practicums (1250 words equivalent) Practicums focus on building students' statutory planning skills
|Other||Individual||No||30||SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
Individual referenced essay (1500 words) This assessment focuses on students' understanding of the scholarly literature about rural and regional planning.
|Assignment||Individual||No||35||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
Rural planning scenario project and presentation (1500 word equivalence) This assessment focuses on students' ability to tie theory with practice by situating a particular issue within broader regulatory structures.
|Other||Individual||No||35||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|