COMMUNITY PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

PLA5CD

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we explore the idea of community/ies using multiple perspectives, since our composition of "communities" is itself changing in our rapidly globalising world due to migration, cultural assimilation, virtual citizenry, etc. The different components that make up communities are discussed while referring to the history of community development agendas in planning. Students will engage with notions of participatory citizenship and empowerment while examining how these  community engagement has been normalised and codified in political and planning processes. The primary focus will be on how communities articulate notions of development and create sustainable and vibrant places. Students will investigate what community development is, how it gets done and who does it; they learn basic techniques and approaches to practice. In this fieldwork-based subject, students apply concepts human rights, super-diversity, health and development within a planning context to produce social and spatial policy. 

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HUSS Graduate Diploma or Masters Degree or the subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop a critical understanding of the fundamentals of community planning in relation to development.

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

02. Critically analyse the barriers and opportunities to improve people's participatory citizenship through community inclusion in decision-making.

Activities:
Community Plan and/or Design Project; Policy or Program evaluation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Develop social planning and urban design policy that recognises the perspective of a particular population cohort to address contemporary issues related to their needs and aspirations within a social and spatial context.

Activities:
Policy or Program evaluation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Clearly articulate the key debates for achieving effective policy and programs.

Activities:
Presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 27 - 28
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.
"Contact comprises face-to-face in Bendigo. It can include local field trips or other areas in Victoria or along the Vic border. Example combinations: 2 day class + 3 day field trip; 2 day class + 2 day field trip + 1 day independent study"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Presentation (1,000 word equiv)This assessment requires students to present their own work as it is in progress, and to provide critical reflection on the work of other students, so they can incorporate critique into their final projects.15 01, 02, 04
Policy or Program evaluation (1,500 words)This assessment will provide students with a critical perspective on the practice of community planning and development, building on themes.40 02, 04
Community Plan and/or Design Project (2,500 words)This assessment requires students to demonstrate effective application of theoretical concepts to practical social planning and design problems.45 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2020, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 27 - 28
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.
"Contact comprises face-to-face in Bendigo. It can include local field trips or other areas in Victoria or along the Vic border. Example combinations: 2 day class + 3 day field trip; 2 day class + 2 day field trip + 1 day independent study"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Presentation (1,000 word equiv)This assessment requires students to present their own work as it is in progress, and to provide critical reflection on the work of other students, so they can incorporate critique into their final projects.15 01, 02, 04
Policy or Program evaluation (1,500 words)This assessment will provide students with a critical perspective on the practice of community planning and development, building on themes.40 02, 04
Community Plan and/or Design Project (2,500 words)This assessment requires students to demonstrate effective application of theoretical concepts to practical social planning and design problems.45 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 27 - 28
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.
"Contact comprises face-to-face in Bendigo. It can include local field trips or other areas in Victoria or along the Vic border. Example combinations: 2 day class + 3 day field trip; 2 day class + 2 day field trip + 1 day independent study"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Presentation (1,000 word equiv)This assessment requires students to present their own work as it is in progress, and to provide critical reflection on the work of other students, so they can incorporate critique into their final projects.15 01, 02, 04
Policy or Program evaluation (1,500 words)This assessment will provide students with a critical perspective on the practice of community planning and development, building on themes.40 02, 04
Community Plan and/or Design Project (2,500 words)This assessment requires students to demonstrate effective application of theoretical concepts to practical social planning and design problems.45 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2020, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 27 - 28
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.
"Contact comprises face-to-face in Bendigo. It can include local field trips or other areas in Victoria or along the Vic border. Example combinations: 2 day class + 3 day field trip; 2 day class + 2 day field trip + 1 day independent study"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Presentation (1,000 word equiv)This assessment requires students to present their own work as it is in progress, and to provide critical reflection on the work of other students, so they can incorporate critique into their final projects.15 01, 02, 04
Policy or Program evaluation (1,500 words)This assessment will provide students with a critical perspective on the practice of community planning and development, building on themes.40 02, 04
Community Plan and/or Design Project (2,500 words)This assessment requires students to demonstrate effective application of theoretical concepts to practical social planning and design problems.45 01, 02, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2020, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 27 - 28
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.
"Contact comprises face-to-face in Bendigo. It can include local field trips or other areas in Victoria or along the Vic border. Example combinations: 2 day class + 3 day field trip; 2 day class + 2 day field trip + 1 day independent study"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Presentation (1,000 word equiv)This assessment requires students to present their own work as it is in progress, and to provide critical reflection on the work of other students, so they can incorporate critique into their final projects.15 01, 02, 04
Policy or Program evaluation (1,500 words)This assessment will provide students with a critical perspective on the practice of community planning and development, building on themes.40 02, 04
Community Plan and/or Design Project (2,500 words)This assessment requires students to demonstrate effective application of theoretical concepts to practical social planning and design problems.45 01, 02, 03, 04