PLNG5512 Regional Planning

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This field-based unit provides students with advanced training in regional planning. It introduces students to the history of regional planning and contemporary approaches to plan making, with a particular focus on the integration of economic, social and land use needs. Students are then required to undertake a comprehensive assessment of a selected region and prepare a detailed regional plan.
Students are able to (1) appreciate the competing theoretical perspectives on regional planning; (2) understand the data needs required for a regional plan; (3) synthesise and interpret economic, social and land use data from a selected regional setting; and (4) prepare an integrated regional plan or policy brief.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a demographic profile; (2) a project brief; and (3) a regional planning report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Fiona Haslam McKenzie
Unit rules
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis
PLNG5411 Urban and Regional Analysis
approval of unit coordinator
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
Field Trip (estimated cost - Up to $285).
Contact hours
Three face-to-face (2-hour) lectures before, and one (2-hour) lecture after the four-day field trip to be held in February. (Charges: cost of food and accommodation is borne by the student). The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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