PLANNING 7034 - Planning Policy and Regulation
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016
General Course Information
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 Coordinator: Professor Jon Kellett
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
Explain how at least two planning systems operate
Write implementable planning policy for an SA context
Apply knowledge of the South Australian statutory planning system to prepare an assessment report on a development proposal
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) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2,3 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1,2,3 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
2,3 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1,2,3 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe course is taught three hours per week for 12 weeks in an interactive mode. Lecture material is delivered as required in short sections and emphasis is placed on practical student exercises and active learning.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
The information below is provided as a
guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course
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 (delete as appropriate):
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
For a 6 unit course:
Total workload hours: 24 Hrs per week x 13 weeks = 312 Hrs
Total contact hours: 6 Hrs per week x 12 weeks = 72 Hrs
Total self-guided study: 312 Hrs – 72 Hrs = 240 Hrs
These 120 or 240 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
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 Break Break 9 Public Holiday: No Class 10 Development Assesment Reports 11 DA issues 12 Planning Reform
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
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- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryA short essay which analyses the planning system in another state or another country using an analytical framework
which is provided. Due week 5 25%
Policy preparation exercise. Due week 9 35%
A mock Development Assessment report Due week 12 40%
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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
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