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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 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, including smart cities and sustainable development, as well as governance mechanisms for the 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: September 2021
    Credit points: 10.000
  • Timetable: https://bond.edu.au/timetable
    Delivery mode: Standard
    Workload items:
    • Seminar: x12 () - Weekly seminars
    • Personal Study Hours: x12 () - Recommended study hours
    Attendance and learning activities: As successful completion of this subject is heavily dependent on participation during all scheduled sessions, attendance will be monitored. Most sessions build on the content of the previous one. It is difficult for a student to recover if a session is missed. It is the responsibility of the student to catch up on any content missed and to complete set work outside class. It is also necessary for students to engage proactively and contribute positively in discussions, analyses and case studies. The assessments are an important part of developing the knowledge and understanding required to fulfil the minimum requirements of this subject. In addition to class contact hours, students should plan to spend a minimum of 84 hours undertaking preparation/out of class work/personal study for this subject. This is intended as a general guide only for workload planning. More time may be required depending on the student's comprehension of the content delivered in class and aptitude for the subject. Please note that subsequent subjects assume the student has a full understanding of this subject - this content will not be repeated.
  • Prescribed resources:

    Books

    • Philippa England (2019). Planning in Queensland. 1st, Alexandria, NSW The Federation Press 229
    • Susan Thompson and Paul Magin (2012). Planning Australia. Second, Cambridge University Press
    • Jan Gehl (2010). Cities for people. n/a, Washington Island Press
    • Council of Mayors (SEQ) & State of Queensland (2011). Next generation planning: a handbook for planners, designers and developers in south east Queensland. 1st, Brisbane
    • Ding Lu (2012). The Great Urbanisaton of China. 1st, Singapore World Scientific Publikshing Co.
    • Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Transport (2011). Our cities, our future—a national urban policy for a productive, sustainable and liveable future. n/a, Canberra Commonwealth of Australia
    • David Adams,Steven Tiesdell Shaping Places. 1st,
    • Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley & Heather Boyer (2009). Resilient cities: responding to peak oil and climate change. 1st, Washington, DC Island Press

    Journals

    Others

    After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Academic unit: Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code: SSUD71-300
Subject title: SSUD71-300: Planning and Assessment Processes
Subject level: Postgraduate
Semester/Year: September 2021
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 planning systems and planning legislation, using the Queensland system as an example;
  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
    Paper-based Examination (Limited Open) Take home exam 60% Final Examination Period 1,2,3,4,5
    Written Report Paper on a planning topic 40% Week 7 1,2
  • 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
Paper-based Examination (Limited Open) Take home exam 60% Final Examination Period 1,2,3,4,5
Written Report Paper on a planning topic 40% Week 7 1,2

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 student who has not established a basis for an extension in compliance with University and Faculty policy either by 1) not applying before the assessment due date or 2) by having an application rejected due to failure to show a justifiable cause for an extension, will receive a penalty on assessment submitted after its due date. The penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment for every day late, with the first day counted after the required submission time has passed. No assessment will be accepted for consideration seven calendar days after the due date. Where a student has been granted an extension, the late penalty starts from the new due date and time set out in the extension.

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

Students are expected to demonstrate competency in citing and Harvard/APA referencing and should take advantage of tutorial seminars. 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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