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Area/Catalogue
ARCH 5017

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
011965

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Art, Architecture and Design

Course aim

To require students to become familiar with contemporary theoretical debates about the nature and purposes of urban and regional planning.

Course content

This course [1] traces the development of contemporary planning theory in the Post War period, while [2] critically engaging with the intellectual debates contained therein. Central to this undertaking are the challenges to planning as a form of collective management and rational action heralded by the postmodernism turn that emphasises difference and pluralism. Here, issues of changing contemporary attitudes to planning, environmental management, distributional justice and the role of government/governance in a global age are explored. Drawing upon relevant case studies, this course considers planning as an intellectual process and professional practice of negotiation and debate.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
ARCH 5011 Introduction to Regional and Urban Planning

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Lecture (lectures will be delivered in blended format; some as intensive face-to-face, others will be available online) 1 hour x 12 sessions
Seminar (seminars will be delivered in blended format; some as intensive face-to-face, others as online self-directed student activities) 2 hours x 12 sessions
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Presentation 1000 words (equivalent) 20% N/A
Essay 2000 words 50% N/A
Critique 1500 words 30% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Presentation 1000 words (equivalent) 20% N/A
Essay 2000 words 50% N/A
Critique 1500 words 30% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Art, Architecture and Design

Degrees this course is offered in

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