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Strategic Plan Making (ABPL90131)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90131
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject was formerly called Strategic Planning Studio

This subject introduces students to the theories, skills and tools used in strategic planning, from problem identification and site analysis; through demographic, economic, and social background research, including GIS; identification of alternatives and policy development; to creating an implementation, monitoring and evaluation plan.
There is a strong international comparative emphasis to this subject, including a focus on 'the real world' of governance in relation to ongoing debates about inclusive, socially just and environmentally sustainable cities.

This subject involves a site visit (field trip) which will run in place of the lecture and tutorial in week three. The site visit is an assessment hurdle requirement and students will be required to cover the local public transport costs.

Intended learning outcomes

Having completed this subject it is expected that the student be able to:

  • Understand the strategic planning process;
  • Analyse and synthesise data and planning policies;
  • Evaluate and critically analyse planning policies in Australia and internationally;
  • Synthesise key planning ideas and arguments;
  • Formulate a strategic plan based upon observation and analysis of problem(s) identified during the field trip, ;
  • Development of policies, and evaluation, to visual presentation of the plan.

Generic skills

  • Be able to apply generic theories to specific examples.
  • Be able to apply independent thought and reflection (in both text and map formats).
  • Be able to analyse and synthesise demographic and economic contexts.
  • Be able to evaluate relevant issues and planning responses.
  • Be able to apply knowledge gained from lectures, readings and discussions to observations made in the field.
  • Be able to work effectively as a group member making valuable contributions to group discussions and group projects.

Last updated: 11 January 2018