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URP3200 Regional planning

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Surveying & Built Environment
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 May 2022


Pre-requisite: URP1001


Regional planning is an important tool to ensure sustainable development and land use planning of geographically larger areas, be those areas metropolitan or regional in nature. A focus will be provided in this course on non-metropolitan regions, which regional Australia is commonly understood to be, especially from a regional development policy perspective. Regional planning and development policy has a poor track record in Australia, with regional planning ranging, over time, from statutory growth development plans to ad hoc land use conflict management plans. This course introduces regional planning at an important stage in the planning major to ensure that students will comprehend the importance of the larger geographical scale, the need for greater strategic planning efforts in non-metropolitan areas the importance of integrating regional planning with national regional development policy, and the links and relationships between regional planning instruments and other planning instruments.

This course investigates the importance and nature of regional planning using a problem based approach to the course, which consists of a series of studio based lectures and a residential school. The focus is on regional planning for a non-metropolitan area. It provides students with an understanding of the different processes that not only impact but also underpin regional planning, and presents the role that political direction and state government planning instruments play in regional planning. The course also covers the use of regional planning in preservation, regional infrastructure provision and networks, and employment and demographic trends and opportunities.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 23 May 2022