ENVIRONMENTAL REGION STUDIO

PLA5ERS

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The aim of this subject is to develop a comprehensive understanding on the relevance of environmental planning and natural resource management at regional scales to promote environmental, social and economic development. This subject will require planning studio work which will illustrate planning as a process of broader policy framing with a focus focus on the interaction between statutory, political and community concerns related to water, land, air, biodiversity, energy and/or waste.  It will introduce major implementation tools for planning e.g. zoning regulations. The studio exercise promotes innovative thinking towards planning issues. Students will complete a case study of a real life planning process and create a plan for a regional area. Topics covered include planning formulation, delineation of an environmental planning region/growth area, problem framing, analysis, visioning, strategy formulation, principles and context of land use planning, and planning statutes.

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 any HUSS School postgraduate degree.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify strategic projects for regional natural resource management and create broad spatial policies to address present and future planning matters

Activities:
Regional strategic plan, presentation
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)

02. Identify and apply planning processes that address statutory requirements

Activities:
Regional strategic plan, presentation
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)

03. Critically analyse popular, political and policy debates, and the issues that arise when planning for environmental outcomes.

Activities:
Critical media analysis
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)

04. Demonstrate specialist knowledge of regional level integrated environmental planning and ability to translate its relevance to socio-economic and regional development

Activities:
Regional strategic plan, presentation
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)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Summer, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 45
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 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*
Regional strategic plan (4000 words)This assessment requires students to demonstrate a synthesis of complex issues and development of solutions based on scholarly work and practical learning gained from field trip elements of the subject.50 01, 02
Presentation (500 words and images)This assessment provides an update on student project work.15 02, 03
Critical media analysis (1000 words)This assessment helps students identify how environmental issues are framed, debated and planned for within a regional and political context.35 01, 02, 04

Bendigo, 2020, Summer, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 45
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 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*
Regional strategic plan (4000 words)This assessment requires students to demonstrate a synthesis of complex issues and development of solutions based on scholarly work and practical learning gained from field trip elements of the subject.50 01, 02
Presentation (500 words and images)This assessment provides an update on student project work.15 02, 03
Critical media analysis (1000 words)This assessment helps students identify how environmental issues are framed, debated and planned for within a regional and political context.35 01, 02, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Summer, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 45
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 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*
Regional strategic plan (4000 words)This assessment requires students to demonstrate a synthesis of complex issues and development of solutions based on scholarly work and practical learning gained from field trip elements of the subject.50 01, 02
Presentation (500 words and images)This assessment provides an update on student project work.15 02, 03
Critical media analysis (1000 words)This assessment helps students identify how environmental issues are framed, debated and planned for within a regional and political context.35 01, 02, 04

Mildura, 2020, Summer, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 45
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 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*
Regional strategic plan (4000 words)This assessment requires students to demonstrate a synthesis of complex issues and development of solutions based on scholarly work and practical learning gained from field trip elements of the subject.50 01, 02
Presentation (500 words and images)This assessment provides an update on student project work.15 02, 03
Critical media analysis (1000 words)This assessment helps students identify how environmental issues are framed, debated and planned for within a regional and political context.35 01, 02, 04

Shepparton, 2020, Summer, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 45
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 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*
Regional strategic plan (4000 words)This assessment requires students to demonstrate a synthesis of complex issues and development of solutions based on scholarly work and practical learning gained from field trip elements of the subject.50 01, 02
Presentation (500 words and images)This assessment provides an update on student project work.15 02, 03
Critical media analysis (1000 words)This assessment helps students identify how environmental issues are framed, debated and planned for within a regional and political context.35 01, 02, 04