Courses & Units

Planning, Theory, Process and Applications KGA511

Hobart

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Introduction

This unit provides you with a foundation for advanced studies in planning. You will gain an understanding of the diverse purposes of planning, along with the various types of plans that are developed to meet these purposes. The historical development and current state of planning theory are examined and located in the context of wider social theory. Various theoretical positions are debated, and their importance for informing planning practice is analysed, including coverage of topics such as rationality and governance. The roles and responsibilities of planners in different capacities and contexts, including government and private sector, are considered. Various planning methods are described, among them strategic planning, adaptive planning, and community engagement. Australian planning institutions are reviewed, including federal, state, regional and local planning policies, processes and legislation. You will participate in practical activities to develop your skills in plan development and evaluation, risk management and project management.

Summary

Unit name Planning, Theory, Process and Applications
Unit code KGA511
Credit points 25
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Land & Food
Discipline Geography and Spatial Science
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Teaching staff

TBA

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Interactive lectures, seminars, workshops and field trips (4-hrs weekly over 13 weeks), plus MyLO discussion forum.

Assessment

4000 word report (40%), 3000 word plan (30%), group planning project and seminar presentation (30%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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