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PLAN9061: Planning Principles, Systems and Practice

2024 unit information

This unit aims to prepare you for professional practice as a strategic or development assessment planner. It focuses on social, economic and environmental principles for contemporary planning practice; the systems for land use planning and environmental management in Australia, and the practice of statutory planning and development assessment in NSW. By the end of this unit of study you will: understand the social, economic, and environmental principles underpinning contemporary planning practice; appreciate key legal and institutional processes for environmental planning in Australia and internationally; be familiar with the various planning state, regional, and local planning instruments in NSW, and understand when and how they apply to planning proposals. You will also be able to assess the social, economic, and environmental impacts of basic planning proposals, and justify these recommendations in professional planning reports. In preparing for professional practice you will gain an understanding of the principles, techniques and requirements for public participation in environmental planning and assessment; and the ethical responsibilities of land use planners, including respect for diversity and the importance of social equity, in guiding decision making processes and assessing planning proposals.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Urban and Regional Planning and Policy

Code PLAN9061
Academic unit Urban and Regional Planning and Policy
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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PLAN9068
Prohibitions:
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PLAN9020 or PLAN9044
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the social, economic, and environmental principles underpinning contemporary planning practice
  • LO2. appreciate key legal and institutional processes for environmental planning in Australia and internationally
  • LO3. demonstrate familiarity with the various state and local planning instruments in NSW, and understand when and how they apply to planning proposals
  • LO4. assess the social, economic, and environmental impacts of basic planning proposals, and identify appropriate processes to address these
  • LO5. justify these recommendations in professional planning reports
  • LO6. understand the principles, techniques and requirements for public participation in environmental planning and assessment
  • LO7. understand the ethical responsibilities of land use planners, including respect for diversity and the importance of social equity, in guiding decision making processes and assessing planning proposals.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2a 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2a 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 2a 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 1 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Block mode Remote
Semester 2a 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2a 2022
Block mode Remote
Semester 1 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Block mode Remote
Semester 2a 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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