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SVY4203 Urban and Regional Planning

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying
School or Department : Surveying & Spatial Science


This course provides students with an introduction to urban and regional planning as it is practiced in Australia today. It is aimed at providing those who will work in allied professions with knowledge of planning principles and practice, and the major planning issues confronting urban societies at the beginning of the 21st century. The course begins with a study of the evolution of urban and regional planning theory and practice, with an emphasis on urban design. This is followed by a review of current planning processes as they are applied at State, regional and local government levels in Australia. Considerable emphasis is placed on the legislative framework which is used by local government to prepare town planning schemes and to control land use and development. The Sustainable Planning Act 2009 is used as an example of progressive planning legislation. The course concludes with a discussion of the major urban planning and design issues that will need to be resolved in the coming years.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 External
Semester 1, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba