Regional Planning - 2018

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Unit summary


  • 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 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Conceptual essay (30%) , Assignment 2 - Major Project (40%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

This unit investigates the theories, processes and methods of regional planning and the links between theory and practice. Includes comparisons of regional spatial forms, city regions and plans, systems, agencies and legislation.

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

  1. apply and challenge the objectives and theories of planning at a regional level
  2. critically demonstrate skills and techniques for the practice of planning at a metropolitan and regional level
  3. validate the connection between regional planning and core social, environmental and economic issues
  4. use data, investigative capabilities and analytical skills to develop policies and implementation mechanisms.
  • Assignment 1 — Conceptual essay (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Major Project (40%)
  • Assignment 3 — Debate on Regional Planning (30%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Audio/Visual equipment — 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.

1Overview of regional planning
2Theories and evolution of regional planning
3Technicalities and politics of regional planning
4Planning regions and economic development
5Regional WA planning and State strategic planning
6Regional planning and infrastructure provision
7The making of immigrant/settler societies
8The rise of multicultural urbanity, class & identities, multicultural urban policies
9Indigenous Australia, native title and regional planning
10An international perspective - Regional planning in the UK and EU (part 1)
11An international perspective - Regional planning in the UK and EU (part 2)
12Regional planning conclusion

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

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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