GEOG4003 Fundamentals of Planning

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
Semester 2OnlineOnline flexible 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Content
This unit provides an introduction to the evolution of planning in both urban and natural environments. Taking the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a point of departure, the unit explores themes of social equality, environmental sustainability and economic prosperity. These are then examined in practice, taking perspectives from landscape architecture, national park planning, key environmental legislation and liveable city initiatives.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the significance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals; (2) apply the Sustainable Development Goals to a range of planning contexts and issues; (3) compare how planning has influenced the form and function of the built and natural environment; and (4) critique an example of urban planning in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) essay; and (3) critique of urban development. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Linda Robson
Contact hours
Video presentations - up to 20 x 20 minutes
Virtual fieldwork - 3 days
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