Course Title: Origins and Development of Urban Planning

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Origins and Development of Urban Planning

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1306

City Campus

Undergraduate

330H Social Science & Planning

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006

ARCH1306

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

ARCH1324

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

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

This course provides an introduction to the origin and evolution of planning thought and its implementation through the growth and development of towns and cities. You will gain an understanding of what planning is, how it originated and developed over time, and how it has guided urban form. The history of planning is one of great ideas, visions and dreams. It also reflects wider social movements, utopian ideals, pragmatic reform, beneficial legacies and great mistakes. Understanding the historical evolution of cities, and of conscious efforts to plan them, helps to understand why cities and metropolitan areas display their current structure and functions.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes

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

• Identify and discuss the major ideas and movements in planning history;

• Explain the development of contemporary urban planning;

• Compare, contrast and evaluate the contribution of key ideas and actions to the evolution of planning theory and practice, and in response develop lines of argument.


Program Learning Outcomes

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

• Discern the value of information and knowledge from a wide variety of sources and experiences and reflect on and evaluate their application in planning practice and research;

• Communicate ideas using diverse formats and strategies to academic and professional audiences within and external to the discipline of urban and regional planning.


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, tutorials, guest presentations, group discussion, and group 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 essays, assignments, presentations 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