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Planning Theory and Process 2 (7969.5)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Built Environment and Design


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    • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154220) - View
    • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145872) - View

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    This unit examines the development of plans at different levels of government. In particular it analyses the development of Local Environment Plans. The planning processes in ACT, New South Wales and Victoria are studied to examine state differences and similarities. Spatial understanding of scale, grain and building massing are developed. Cultural heritage protection and environment conservation are covered. The roles of the community, private sector and government in the planning process and the management of resources are discussed.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. Knowledge of local urban planning and how it contributes to the overall urban planning system.

    2. Knowledge of the local planning processes in three jurisdictions: ACT, NSW and Victoria

    3. Knowledge of the role of government, community and the private sector in governance, particularly as it relates to local urban plans.

    4. An understanding of the challenges of reconciling competing interests in developing local plans

    5. Through case study analysis and fieldwork, an appreciation of the challenges of translating local urban plans to on the ground implementation.

    Contact Hours

    2 hours of lectures and one hour tutorial per week.


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