Introduction to Planning
Map the origin and evolution of urban and regional planning. Draft arguments about the planning system's strengths and weaknesses. Evaluate real-world documents. Direct your theoretical research towards areas like transport, retail and rural planning.
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- 25 Nov 2019
- 01 Jun 2020
- 30 Nov 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- describe the history of the planning system
- outline a range of planning theories and utopian visions
- describe ethical dilemmas in planning practice
critically evaluate planning documentation.
- Introduction to Planning
- The Origins of Modern Planning
- The Seers: Pioneer Thinkers in Urban Planning
- The Seers: Pioneer Thinkers in Urban Planning (European)
- Post WWII Planning
- 1960s Planning
- 1970s Planning
- From Modernism to Post-Modernism
- Planning Ethics
- The Planning Systems
- Substantive Planning Issues
- Unit Overview
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
- Printable format materials
No eligibility requirements
- EquipmentDetails - Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone.
The origins, evolution and development of the planning of settlements and cities, from indigenous planning to 21st Century planning. The emergence of modern planning as a profession and as a response to the health issues and problems associated with the industrial city. Utopian ideas and pioneer thinkers in planning. An overview of key planning theories, the evaluation of planning documentation and the ethics of planning practice.
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- Exercise (40%)
- Presentation (20%)
- Portfolio (40%)
Textbooks are not required.
Textbook information is pending.