Course Title: Planning, Property and Economics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Planning, Property and Economics

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1064

City Campus

Undergraduate

330H Social Science & Planning

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006

ARCH1064

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Benno Engels

Course Coordinator Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3884

Course Coordinator Email: benno.engels@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 8.7.12


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Cities both shape and are shaped by economic processes. Economic cycles and structural change influence phases of urban change; while the form and function of cities, along with policy frameworks, act as both enabler and inhibitor to economic and land development activity. Land-use planning thus plays a critical role in the function of property markets, urban development and urban economics. In this course you will engage with urban theory, policy and practice to understand the role of land-use planning in the context of economic and property development activity.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

• describe and assess relationships between land use planning, property markets and urban economics;

• examine the roles performed by planners and different market agents in urban development and property markets;

• apply urban planning and economic theories to analyse cities;

• explain the economic impact that planning decisions can have upon the agents and the property market.


Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

• Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving urban and regional problems in diverse contexts and assessing implications of decisions and actions.

• Critically reflect on the interconnectedness of environmental, social, economic systems both locally and internationally and apply in your professional practice or further study.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of face to face and online activities such as lectures, guest lectures, group and class discussion, role play, group activities and individual research.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for planning students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies [http://rmit.libguides.com/planning].

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include fieldwork reports, presentations, research essays or exams.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment