UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PLNG4401 Planning Theory and Practice

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage in a real-world master planning project for an urban or regional location. Students are introduced to key planning theories 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.
Outcomes 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.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a group-based project that comprises a project report and master plan (60 per cent); (2) a master plan poster (20 per cent); and (3) a formal presentation (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
Prerequisites: enrolment in Urban and Regional Planning Honours (HON-URPLN) or Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560)
Incompatibility: EART4411 Planning Theory and Practice
Contact hours 4 hours per week. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/PLNG4401/SEM-1/2017

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