Course Title: Heritage Planning: Indigenous and Post-Colonial

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Heritage Planning: Indigenous and Post-Colonial

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO1215

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face

HUSO2131

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face


Course Coordinator: Trevor Budge

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9934

Course Coordinator Email:trevor.budge@latrobe.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Bendigo Friday 1, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December 2006.

This three day intensive course provides a comprehensive program delivered at the Bendigo campus of La Trobe University. The course examines the basis, role, application and implementation of heritage studies and planning in Victoria. The course covers indigenous and post colonial heritage with a focus on planning in rural areas, small towns and regional centres. The content is readily transferable to metropolitan planning situations.

Topics addressed include; identifying what is of heritage significance, carrying out heritage assessments and site inspections, identifying precincts, infill development, legislative and planning scheme interpretation, undertaking development including subdivisions on sensitive sites, implementing heritage studies in planning schemes and preparing and implementing policy, carrying out heritage assessments and site inspections, identifying precincts, in fill development, legislative and planning scheme interpretation undertaking development including subdivisions on sensitive sites, implementing heritage studies in planning schemes and preparing and implementing policy.

The course includes a wide range of specialist presenters and persons working in heritage interpretation and planning on the historical development of towns and cities, koori heritage, gold mining, responding to development proposals in heritage areas, infill design and identifying and interpreting heritage buildings and precincts. The course will be led by Trevor Budge.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The course aims to develop skills in the evaluation and identification of heritage places and environments, assess and document sites for conservation and gain an understanding of the Victorian heritage legislation. The program includes two half day field trips involving site, precinct and building inspections of a range of urban, farm, town, indigenous and gold mining sites and areas.



Overview of Learning Activities

Program
Day One
 Introduction to Heritage Planning
 Understanding the Development of Cities and Towns
 Undertaking a Heritage Study
 Field Trip - Inspection of historic buildings, sites and precincts. Examples of infill in heritage streetscapes.
Day Two
 Indigenous Heritage
 Interpreting and Understanding an indigenous site
 Legislation
 Planning Schemes and Heritage
 Evaluation of a site and development of policy
 Applying the Planning Scheme

Day Three
 Field Trip –Inspection of indigenous sites, reading the landscape, historic farms and towns
 Preparing a heritage assessment, researching a building or site
 Reuse and redevelopment of heritage areas and buildings

Students seeking low cost overnight accommodation options should email Trevor Budge at t.budge@latrobe.edu.au


Overview of Learning Resources

A comprehensive reading pack and resource pack is provided


Overview of Assessment

Assessment –

Two assignments are to be completed.
1.An essay focusing on a student selected building or site that explores, using both observation and with reference to the literature, the way in which heritage is interpreted, displayed as both a cultural element and a public good, and exploited for commercial gain. 35%

2.A comprehensive report on a student selected precinct or site that explores the heritage, the built response and the current and potential interpretation, use, reuse, adaptation and redevelopment of the precinct or site. 65%

All assessments must be completed prior to the commencement of Semester 1 2007.