Planning and Development Management

Subject 705-219 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two hours of lectures and one hour of tutorials per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 705-173 Shaping the Metropolis or equivalent.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Alan March
Subject Overview:

This subject analyses the theories, practices and techniques applicable in the preparation of strategic plans. It also covers the implementation of strategic plans primarily, but not exclusively, through development regulation. Whilst the subject relates specifically to the Victorian planning system, it also makes comparisons with other planning systems, especially those of the United Kingdom and USA. Noteworthy topics include theories, practices and techniques of strategic planning; implementation; public interests and goal setting; decision making; monitoring, evaluation and assessment; issues of location and spatial structure; concepts of development management; use regulation; practice of zoning; development regulation; use of revenue generation and spending powers of government; planned comprehensive development including major projects in Victoria. A number of case studies are provided by guest lecturers.

Assessment: One tutorial paper and one planning project equivalent in total to 3000 words (40%), and a two-hour examination (60%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed skills in research, critical analysis and writing and some experience with group work.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development

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