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Semester 1 - Online
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A key challenge for urban planning is to develop and assess a range of possible future scenarios that can confirm, question and sometimes challenge ongoing processes and trends. This subject uses a range of publicly-available, quantitative data, along with key policy documents, to analyse selected current processes and trends in urban areas. These trends and issues are used as a basis to generate goals and assess a range of scenarios for the future management of urban processes and ongoing change. Students will critically examine existing policy, alongside their assessment of key trends, as a basis for developing and justifying new policy options.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who have successfully completed this subject should be able to:
- Exercise their knowledge of the main mechanisms available to planners to manage cities and regions;
- Understand key urban trends in terms of fundamental quantitative assessments;
- Develop and implement a process of initial goal identification, data gathering, assessment, scenario testing and selection of appropriate mechanisms for urban management;
- Use urban planning strategies and interventions to respond to contemporary issues in urban spaces;
- Identify the causes of conflict in negotiation;
- Identify, gather and use key data sources to develop and justify policy decisions;
- Generate urban management scenarios and propose appropriate policy responses.
Students who have successfully completed this subject will have developed the following generic skills:
- Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
- Capacity for independent thought
- Ability and self-confidence to comprehend complex concepts, to express them lucidly and to confront unfamiliar problems
- Ability to conceptualise theoretical problems, form judgements and arguments and communicate critically, creatively and theoretically through essay writing, tutorial discussion and presentations
- Ability to manage and organise workloads for recommended reading, the completion of essays and assignments and examination revision
- Ability to participate in team work through involvement in syndicate groups and group discussions
- Develop communications that convey important information convincingly to a wide audience.
Last updated: 20 February 2021