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Local Planning

Postgraduate | CUR-URP550 | 2023

Course information for 2023 intake

Unearth the established framework and strategies used in local planning.Search through databases and find out how they aid the planning process. Measure what impact state, regional and local legislation has. Discover how to write planning reports.

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Study method
100% online
Assessments
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
Duration
13 weeks

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Local Planning

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. describe and critically analyse the framework for local plan making
    2. examine and review the implementation of local planning including the assessment, control and guidance of development through regional, state and local legislation and plans
    3. apply logical process, and search databases, to competently analyse the factors which impact local communities
    4. demonstrate critical and creative thinking for future planning scenarios
    5. effectively and clearly communicate ideas, concepts and solutions both orally, graphically and in written form when working individually and, in a group setting, demonstrate the capacity to utilise the strengths of each member

Entry requirements

Others

This subject is a prerequisite for another subject and must be taken prior to URP560 Integrated Plan Making.

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Audio video equipment required Access to the Internet Admission to degree may be required

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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