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Planning and Assessment Processes

Description

This subject provides an introduction to planning principles, processes and practices in Australia. It will review strategic and statutory planning processes in Queensland with particular focus on key planning legislation, plan making and development assessment. The subject will examine planning at different scales from global to local area planning. The subject will provide an overview of strategic land use planning and governance mechanisms for integration of land use and infrastructure. Students will learn to navigate a planning scheme to assist them in their chosen profession/s. Through practical exercises, students will also develop skills in putting together planning applications as well as understanding development assessment processes.

  • Academic unit: Faculty of Society & Design
    Subject code: SSUD71-300
    Subject title: SSUD71-300: Planning and Assessment Processes
    Subject level: Postgraduate
    Semester/Year: May 2017
    Credit points: 10.000
  • Timetable: https://bond.edu.au/timetable
    Delivery mode: Intensive
    Workload items:
    • Seminar: x2 () - Seminar 1
    • Seminar: x2 () - Seminar 2
    • Seminar: x2 () - Seminar 3
    • Personal Study Hours: x12 () - Recommended Study Hours
    Attendance and learning activities: Students are expected to attend all scheduled lectures.
  • Prescribed resources:

    Books

    • Ian Bentley (1985). Responsive Environments. n/a, Routledge 151
    • Susan S. Fainstein (2003). Readings in Planning Theory. n/a, Wiley-Blackwell 488
    • Stephen J. Coyle (2011). Sustainable and Resilient Communities. n/a, John Wiley & Sons 320
    • Philippa England Sustainable Planning in Queensland. n/a,
    • Kevin Lynch (1960). The Image of the City. n/a, MIT Press 194
    • Douglas R. Porter,Robert T. Dunphy,David Salvesen (2002). Making Smart Growth Work. n/a, Urban Land Inst 175
    • Wendy Sarkissian,Nancy Hofer (2009). Kitchen Table Sustainability. n/a, Earthscan 373
    • Susan Thompson,Paul Maginn (2012). Planning Australia. n/a, Cambridge University Press 428
    • UN-HABITAT, (2010). State of the World's Cities 2010/11. n/a, Routledge 240

    Others

    After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
    [email protected] & Email: [email protected] is the online learning environment at Bond University and is used to provide access to subject materials, lecture recordings and detailed subject information regarding the subject curriculum, assessment and timing. Both iLearn and the Student Email facility are used to provide important subject notifications. Additionally, official correspondence from the University will be forwarded to students’ Bond email account and must be monitored by the student.

    To access these services, log on to the Student Portal from the Bond University website as www.bond.edu.au

Academic unit: Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code: SSUD71-300
Subject title: SSUD71-300: Planning and Assessment Processes
Subject level: Postgraduate
Semester/Year: May 2017
Credit points: 10.000

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions:

Assurance of learning

Assurance of Learning means that universities take responsibility for creating, monitoring and updating curriculum, teaching and assessment so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for employability and/or further study.

At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:

  1. Understand the key principles and processes of city planning;
  2. Gain insights on the strategic and statutory planning processes for cities and regions;
  3. Gain an understanding of Queensland's planning system and planning legislation;
  4. Explore site based planning processes to inform possible development outcomes;
  5. Gain a sound understanding of development assessment processes;
  • Type Task % Timing Outcomes assessed
    Oral Pitch n/a 10.00% Week 3 1,2
    *In-Class Quiz - Individual In-Class Test 40.00% Week 8 1,2,3,4,5
    Written Report Statutory Planning Report 50.00% Week 12 1,2,3,4,5
  • Assessment criteria

    High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
    Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
    Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
    Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
    Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

    Quality assurance

    For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Type Task % Timing Outcomes assessed
Oral Pitch n/a 10.00% Week 3 1,2
*In-Class Quiz - Individual In-Class Test 40.00% Week 8 1,2,3,4,5
Written Report Statutory Planning Report 50.00% Week 12 1,2,3,4,5

Study Information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Additional subject information

CLASS REPRESENTATIVE: At a point during Intensive 1 students in the class will be asked to choose a class representative. The role of a class representative is to serve as a communication channel between students enrolled in a subject and the subject's faculty member. Ideally, all students will communicate with faculty members directly; however, given the multicultural student body at Bond, there may be students who require non-direct communication channels. The class representative position is a leadership position requiring high levels of interpersonal communication skill. As part of the requirements for ISDA's quality accreditations, the Institute has commenced an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

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