Course Title: Strategic Planning issues

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Strategic Planning issues

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1261

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet

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

Course Coordinator: Professor Michael Buxton

Course Coordinator Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3039

Course Coordinator Email: michael.buxton@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course will examine some of the key strategic planning issues for cities and their surrounding environments in the context of international practice and thought. The course is designed to provide an understanding of strategic land use planning and its relationship to environmental concerns in cities in Victoria and internationally. The course will examine issues in environmental, economic, and social contexts, and relates planning to governance and political frameworks by analysing decision making processes and the reasons for decisions.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 

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

  • Critically analyse a range of contemporary strategic planning issues for cities
  • Critically review identified issues and reasons underpinning these trends
  • Analyse and evaluate the debate and related arguments on these issues and the various value positions
  • Propose and justify solutions to identified problems



Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities both face-to-face and online such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, 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.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice. 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.
  • A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
  • 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