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Introduction to Planning (7967.4)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Built Environment and Design



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    • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145817) - View

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    This unit introduces the theory, processes and values underlying planning. The history of planning in Australia is outlined and related to the governance structures in Australia and the Australian Constitution. An introduction is made of major planning issues currently facing Australia and intergovernmental relationships and responsibilities are explored. Heritage conservation and planning for diversity are introduced. Introductory skills in spatial awareness are developed.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. Understanding of the nature of planning.

    2. Knowledge of the history of planning and the role of planning in society.

    3. Knowledge of the role of government, community and the private sector in governance, particularly as it relates to land use planning and regional development policy.

    4. An understanding of cultural history and place and social diversity.

    5. An understanding of the major planning issues currently facing Australia.

    Contact Hours

    3 hours a week of lectures and tutorials.



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