Economic and Social Foundations of Planning
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Economics, Environmental Sustainability, Urban Studies and Planning
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
This subject aims to provide students with an understanding of the rationale for urban planning. Students will be given an appreciation of planning theories and models that underpins planning practice today. Urban planning will be discussed the context of urbanization, globalization and the economic and social factors that shape modern human settlement. The subject will also explore the relationship between planning and the market and the impact of urban planning on market-led development. Students will also be introduced to local economic development plans and strategies and learn how to critically analyse these instruments using relevant market-related concepts.Learning Objectives
1. Understand economic and social factors that have shaped our urban settlements today
2. Evaluate the justifications for planning.
3. Identify current economic and social planning issues using a range of resources.
4. Identify, analyse and prepare plans for economic and social development.
5. Understand the economic rationale behind land use distribution patterns.