Urban Environmental Policy and Planning

Subject ABPL90341 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:

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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment:

140 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

This subject is available to students from any disciplinary background and each brings a particular contribution. It is desirable that students complete ABPL90064 Planning Urban Sustainability before undertaking this subject (or alternatively take both subjects concurrently).

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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Dr Ole Fryd


Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Web: http://edsc.unimelb.edu.au/
Email: edsc-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

The subject covers the essential science needed to understand urban environmental aspects of climate change, describes environmental policy and governance from the global to the Australian, State and local levels, and then provides case studies of environmental planning issues and responses. Case studies will be both Australian and international.

Learning Outcomes:

• Understand the scientific backdrop to climate change
• Understand environmental policy relevant to cities and urban change
• Familiarity with urban environmental planning initiatives
• Be able to contribute to urban environmental planning policies and plans


Student group presentation, week 8, 1500 words (or equivalent), 30%.

Student essay, two weeks after the last class, 3500 (or equivalent), 70%.

Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

• Teamwork
• Environmental policy and governance
• Ability to anticipate and plan for urban environmental change

Related Course(s): Master of Urban Planning
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Melbourne School of Design multidisciplinary elective subjects

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