Courses & Units

Regional Planning - Economy, Environment, Society, Infrastructure KGA522



Regional planning is key for achieving sustainable social, economic and environmental outcomes, and for building community resilience. In this unit you will engage with planning at the regional level – at spatial scales intermediate between state/territory and local government jurisdictions. You will be introduced to strategic approaches and methods for integrated planning across infrastructure, transport, land use, human settlement and natural systems. Working with the class and independently, you will gain a depth of knowledge in planning for climate change, exploring and evaluating the links between adaptative and maladaptive strategies. You will also develop skills in accessing and deploying economic, social and environmental data, and address regional planning problems and community concerns. Field trips, and local and international case studies will provide you with a breadth of understanding and practical experience.


Unit name Regional Planning - Economy, Environment, Society, Infrastructure
Unit code KGA522
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Discipline Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences

Dr Kate Booth

Teaching staff

Dr Kate Booth

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes


Explain and apply principles of regional planning, including integration of infrastructure, transport, land use, human settlement, the economics of cities and regions, and natural systems.


Apply the principles of climate change planning, including considering various adaptive and maladaptive strategies.


Implement strategic planning techniques and select processes and methods appropriate to a regional scale.


Access and deploy sources of information about environments and communities, including census and survey data, to address regional planning questions and problems.


Critically link regional plans to institutions and processes operating at sub- and supra-regional scales.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
040101 $1,987.00 $1,987.00 not applicable $4,804.00

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Teaching Pattern

On-campus students: interactive lectures and workshops (48 hours over 12 weeks), and field trip (8 hours in 1 week); Distance education students: online lectures each week of up to 90 minutes a week weekly online discussions and group work for approximately 2-hrs/week over 13 weeks


4,000 word case analysis (40%), two take-home tests (30%), group presentation (30%)

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