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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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKiran Shinde

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesEssay and readings/discussions, Lectures and Strategy Analysis Assessment

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


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

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Be able to critically appraise contemporary spatial strategies in Australian and international settings
02. Develop a strong awareness of past and contemporary theories used to explain planning in urban settings
03. Develop a strong understanding of strategy formulation for urban and regional settings

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