PLNG4401 Planning Theory and Practice
- 6 points
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage in a real-world research based master planning project for an urban or regional location. Students are introduced to key planning theories, concepts and research techniques required to develop a concept master plan. Students study the traditions and philosophies of planning, planning ethics, plan making, and other planning practice issues from the perspective of public and private sectors.
- Students are able to (1) understand the rationale and utility of planning theory and its linkages to planning practice; (2) demonstrate an understanding of the broad knowledge and skill sets expected and required of a professional planner; (3) conceptualise and prepare a master plan for a given location and present their proposals to a panel of professional planners; and (4) develop an understanding of the importance and challenges of working independently and collectively.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a group-based project that comprises a project report and master plan (60 per cent); (2) a group-based master plan poster (20 per cent); and (3) a group-based formal presentation group (20 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Paul Maginn
- Unit rules
- enrollment in Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560)
- EART4411 Planning Theory and Practice
- Contact hours
- 7 hours per week—unit taught all day and comprises a mix of lectures, tutorials, workshops and/or field trips. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.