Participatory Planning - 2018

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Unit summary

URP640

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1
  • Availability for 2018: SP3
  • Assessment: Essay (20%) , Exercises - Design Exercise (40%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

Examines the role of community and stakeholder participation in the planning process and governance of urban and regional places. Critical evaluation of participatory practices and theories.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. explain participation theories with reference to practical case studies
  2. critically evaluate participatory practices
  3. design a participation program for a planning case study
  4. organise a participatory workshop using facilitation techniques.
  • Essay (20%)
  • Exercises — Design Exercise (40%)
  • Group Project — Group workshop (20%)
  • Portfolio (20%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Other special requirement — Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction and history of participation in planning
2The institutional context for participatory planning
3Participatory planning and democracy
4Participation typologies
5Participatory planning and difference
6Information, knowledge and change
7Formal and informal participation and power
8Participation techniques
9Skills for participatory planning - negotiation, facilitation, moderation
10Planning a participation program
11Evaluating participation
12Overview

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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