Planning and Urban Policy Studio

Subject ABPL40027 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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: 3 hrs seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

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

Corequisites: -
Recommended Background Knowledge: -
Non Allowed Subjects: -
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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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.

Objectives: -
  • 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: -
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, as well as some experience with group work.

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