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 transport planning, exploring and evaluating the links between transport modes and sustainability. 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 Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Geography and Spatial Sciences
Coordinator 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 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $2,381.00 2020: $4,804.00 040101

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Teaching Pattern

On-campus students: interactive lectures and workshops (52 hours over 13 weeks); 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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