2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
Introduces students to the history and practice of planning. Students learn about the origins and development of planning and the translation of historical principles into contemporary practice. Key planning and urban design concepts, models and approaches are investigated, as are patterns of human settlement and their impacts, the changing societal context for planning, and various planning problems, issues and solutions. The unit is structured around key planning themes, including planning’s historical quest to improve living conditions, the evolving practice of planning, the significance of heritage protection, planning’s inherent tensions, community concerns, and planning’s contemporary mission to improve quality of life.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Demonstrate the nature of planning, its origins and development, and the process of translating historical principles into practice.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||Exhibit an understanding of key planning and urban design concepts, models and approaches, and their sources and applications.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||Discuss patterns of human settlement and their impacts.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||Situate the evolving practice of planning in the context of broad intellectual, social, political, environmental and global trends.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||Display your familiarity with problems, issues and solutions in planning history and contemporary practice.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|6||Explain the relationship between a variety of historical and contemporary economic, environmental and social planning issues.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|7||Narrate how history can be used to inform contemporary planning practice.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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