Planning Process

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Planning Process

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Urban Studies and Planning

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    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 legislations, plan making and development assessment. The subject will provide an overview of planning at different scales/levels from global to local area planning. Students will learn to navigate the Gold Coast 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.

    Learning Objectives
    1. Understand the rationale, principles and processes of city planning
    2. Gain insights into the strategic and statutory planning processes for cities and regions
    3. Understand Queensland's planning system and planning legislation
    4. Gain knowledge of planning schemes and development assessment
    5. Understand community engagement, place making and urban management as important elements of planning process

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