Planning and Urban Policy Studio

Subject 705-460 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available

This subject must be taken in the final (4th) year of the Bachelor of Urban Planning & Design (BUPD).

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:

Subject Overview:

This subject is designed to enable students to apply knowledge and skills developed in their previous three years' study to 'live' planning issues, in depth, in a selected area - similar to the 'real world' experience of planning. It will provide the opportunity to learn from, and interact with, a wide range of relevant decision-makers, each contributing to students' understanding of a major urban planning challenge in the selected locality. Response to that challenge, through group work alongside staff and involving site visits, will foster data gathering as well as analytical and presentation skills.


A 1500-word scoping report putting a relevant issue in an international, national and metropolitan planning context (30%). A 1500-word outline of the possible alternative approaches to the issue (30%). A 2000-word proposed strategy (40%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

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

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