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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Overview of regional planning
    • Theories and evolution of regional planning
    • Technicalities and politics of regional planning
    • Planning regions and economic development
    • Regional WA planning and State strategic planning
    • Regional planning and infrastructure provision
    • The making of immigrant/settler societies
    • The rise of multicultural urbanity, class & identities, multicultural urban policies
    • Indigenous Australia, native title and regional planning
    • An international perspective - Regional planning in the UK and EU (part 1)
    • An international perspective - Regional planning in the UK and EU (part 2)
    • Regional planning conclusion
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
    • Other Materials
      • Audio

At the completion of this subject 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%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone

This subject 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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