ENVT4404 Environmental Planning and Management

6 points
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Environmental Science; Natural Resource Management [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
This unit introduces students to the underlying concepts and practice of environmental planning and management. The unit traces the emergence of environmental planning in Australian and international contexts, and critically reflects on the economic, social and political forces shaping planning and management practice. Students are then introduced to the process of plan making and strategies for environmental management. This includes an introduction to core concepts and techniques including environmental impact assessment (EIA), adaptive management, bioregionalism and other models and methods of environmental management. Classes provide a conceptual and applied background from which students conduct independent research on a variety of topics concerning environmental planning and management.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the historical evolution of core approaches to environmental planning and management; (2) appreciate how economic, social and political processes shape environmental planning and management practice; (3) demonstrate an understanding of core environmental planning techniques including environmental impact assessment, bioregional planning, community engagement and adaptive management; and (4) develop an environmental management plan for a selected urban or rural location.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a report on a contemporary issue in environmental management; (2) a critique of an approach to an environmental management plan; and (3) an environmental management plan. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Natasha Pauli
Unit rules
enrolment in Master of Environmental Science (72530)
Master of International Development (71550)
Master of Ecotourism (coursework) (73510)
Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560)
Master of Ocean Leadership (62540)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
EART3304 Environmental Planning, Management and Sustainability; EART8304 Environmental Planning, Management and Sustainability
Contact hours
8 days (the total workload for the unit is 150 hours)
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-TP-3_2019]
  • 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.