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Why do governments plan for cities and regions? What kinds of issues are they responding to? Why do planning decisions get some people so angry? This subject will move from the very local scale (planning issues on my street), to the metropolitan (planning issues in my city-region) and international (planning issues in a global context) scales, in order to examine central issues and processes affecting planning systems in Australia and around the world. The subject is designed to provide an introductory understanding of current social, economic, environmental, and cultural concerns and their relation to planning policies and practices.
Intended learning outcomes
You will be assessed on the following learning outcomes:
- Ability to communicate, in verbal, written and graphic form, your informed opinions on contemporary planning issues and principles in Victoria and internationally, trends on these issues, and reasons for these trends;
- Ability to analyse and evaluate current planning debates and related arguments on these issues and the reasons for trends and projections, and the various value positions, in relation to theory;
- Ability to develop solutions to identified problems;
- Ability to develop research skills through independent research.
Upon successful completion of this subject you will have had the opportunity to develop the following skills:
- High level written and oral communication skills;
- Familiarity with key planning issues;
- Problem solving skills;
- Research and analysis skills.
Last updated: 24 November 2021