Not currently offered

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 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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesRegional strategic plan, presentation

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in any HUSS School postgraduate degree


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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify strategic projects for regional natural resource management and create broad spatial policies to address present and future planning matters
02. Identify and apply planning processes that address statutory requirements
03. Critically analyse popular, political and policy debates, and the issues that arise when planning for environmental outcomes.
04. Demonstrate specialist knowledge of regional level integrated environmental planning and ability to translate its relevance to socio-economic and regional development

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