PLANNING 7034 - Planning Policy and Regulation

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

The course introduces students to the statutory environment of land use planning. Whilst focussing on the South Australian planning system it considers other jurisdictions within and outside Australia for comparison. The course aims to outline the key characteristics of land use planning systems looking at plan types, the scope of planning policy, prescriptive and performance led systems, development control and appeal rights. The SA system is examined in detail and students are exposed to examples of practice in both policy and development assessment. Students are encouraged to question the rationale for planning and the strengths and weaknesses of differing systems of policy and regulation.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PLANNING 7034
    Course Planning Policy and Regulation
    Coordinating Unit School of Architecture and Built Environment
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description The course introduces students to the statutory environment of land use planning. Whilst focussing on the South Australian planning system it considers other jurisdictions within and outside Australia for comparison. The course aims to outline the key characteristics of land use planning systems looking at plan types, the scope of planning policy, prescriptive and performance led systems, development control and appeal rights. The SA system is examined in detail and students are exposed to examples of practice in both policy and development assessment. Students are encouraged to question the rationale for planning and the strengths and weaknesses of differing systems of policy and regulation.
    Course Staff

    No information currently available.

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Explain how at least two planning systems operate
    2. Write implementable planning policy for a South Australian context
    3. Prepare an assessment report on a development proposal in the context of  the South Australian statutory planning system
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    1,2,3

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    1,2

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    2,3

    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    1,2,3

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    1,2,3
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    The course is taught three hours per week for 12 weeks in an interactive workshop mode. 
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The University expects full-time students (ie. those taking 12 units per semester) to devote at least 48 hours per week to their studies. Accordingly, students undertaking this 3 unit course are expected to devote 12 hours per week to contact activities and self-guided studies.

    Based on this framework here are some figures that might assist workload management:

    For a 3 unit course:
    Total workload hours: 12 Hrs per week x 13 weeks = 156 Hrs
    Total contact hours: 3 Hrs per week x 12 weeks = 36 Hrs
    Total self-guided study: 156 Hrs – 36 Hrs = 120 Hrs
     
    These 120 hours should be used towards preparation of weekly tasks and for completion of the various assignments associated with the course, including development of various skills required to complete the same. Please organise your time wisely.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Schedule
    Week Topic
    1 What is Planning?
    2 Strategic Planning
    3 Planning policy
    4 Strategic planning
    5 Policy: Retail
    6 Policy: Residential
    7 The SA system
    8 SA Development Plans
    Mid Semester Break
    9 Public Holiday: No Class
    10 Development Assesment Reports
    11 DA issues
    12 Planning Reform
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Due Date (Week) Weighting Learning Outcome
    Analysis of a planning system Week 5 25% 1
    Policy writing exercise Week 9 35% 2
    Development Assessment report  Weeks 12 40% 3
    Total 100%
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission
     All work should be submitted electronically using the course MyUni site. Students should ensure that work is submitted on time on or before the due date
    Late work will not be marked.
    Extensions will be granted for valid reasons such as illness but these must be arranged with the course co-ordinator before the submission deadline.
    Where appropriate, Harvard referencing conventions should be used.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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