You will be introduced to government, politics and governance; the complexity of planning across three levels of government in partnership with NGOs, Business and Indigenous communities. You will consider the role of politics in planning because planners deal with the allocation of resources - a political process. It will be discussed how Planners need to understand the formal authority of governments, along with informal arrangements. Field experience on Fraser Island, a World Heritage Area, will highlight issues associated with successful spatial governance and sustainable development.
|Learning materials – Course content delivered online through learning materials/content in Canvas.||1hr||Week 1||8 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On campus tutorial||2hrs||Week 1||8 times|
|Fieldwork – 3 Day off Campus Fieldtrip. Details to be advised by Course Coordinator||18hrs||Week 4||Once Only|
100 Level (Introductory)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Understand the nature of spatial planning at all levels of government in Australia.||
|2||Reflect on your field trip and practical experience.||
Creative and critical thinker
|3||Apply theoretical and practical understanding about spatial planning to undertake a practical exercise.||
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Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Reflection and review of all content is encouraged in weekly interactive tutorials, and feedback will be given in class.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|All||1||Oral and Written Piece||Group||30%||
30 minute oral presentation
|Week 4||In Class|
6 to 8 A3 sheets
|Week 7||Online Submission|
|Week 10||Online Test (Quiz)|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Fieldtrip workshop|
To apply your knowledge and skills in undertaking a practical study of local spatial planning issues during a fieldtrip. The solution requires integrated approaches across levels of government and non-government organisations.
|Product:||Oral and Written Piece|
You will work in groups - materials will be provided for the completion of creative work.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Planning and Place Design Analysis|
Reflect individually on your understanding of spatial governance issues in Australia through the analysis of a specific area of K'gari. You will produce an analysis and recommendations for planning and place design improvements.
A portfolio constituted of 6 to 8 A3 sheets. All your recommendations should be explained through and supported by images and simple illustrations such as diagrams.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Examination|
To test your understanding of the key concepts and knowledge discussed throughout this course.
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