Land development process theory and methods. This includes developing, designing and evaluating developments, site analysis, community engagement, assessment of biophysical and socio-political context and knowledge of sustainable development, strategic planning and resource management in relation to spatial planning.
This paper combines project planning, development planning and the process of evaluation in planning (i.e. the process by which the efficacy of planning practice, and development proposals in particular, is assessed). It examines the theoretical aspects of the development process, incorporating key processes such as information gathering and processing, site evaluation, environmental impact assessment, project feasibility, consultation processes and project development, design, management, and evaluation.
|Paper title||Spatial Planning and Development|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,282.09|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,357.07|
- Also available for BAppSc, BAppSc(Hons), and other approved students.
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- Teaching staff
- Course Co-ordinator: Professor Claire Freeman
- Paper Structure
- The paper focuses on evaluating the process and potential outcomes of a planning project
with regard to both the environmental and socio-economic processes and outcomes. Students
are asked to consider forward and strategic planning issues and how planning can be
used to enhance the environment whilst simultaneously taking into account economic
and social considerations.
A major focus of this paper is the development process as it relates to a selected development project. The paper provides students with the opportunity to propose and explore their own development scenario in relation to this topic for the selected location.
The paper is taught in two 2-hour sessions per week. The paper comprises a mix of lecture sessions, practical studio-based sessions, field visits and workshops.
- Teaching Arrangements
- This paper is 100% coursework. There are three written assignments and an associated display presentation.
- The key reading is Coiacetto, E. (2012) Understanding Land Development: A project
based approach, CSIR Publishing.
All students are expected to purchase a copy of this reference. Copies are available in the University Book Shop.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- The paper will develop students' ability to
- Understand the relationship between spatial planning and site-based development
- Examine development provisions and practise planning processes established under the Resource Management Act 1991
- Explore and understand the development process in its constituent parts
- Apply, as appropriate, tools such as assessment of environmental effects (AEE), site evaluation, project feasibility and community participation in the development planning process
- Understand the roles of different stakeholders
- Produce a professional development proposal
- Critically appraise the site-based development process and its outcomes
- Demonstrate connections between strategic planning goals and on-site development
- Appreciate the various stages in developing a project and the processes associated with each of these stages
- Demonstrate an ability to critically appraise and apply development planning processes, tools and techniques in the planning process
- Understand the perspectives of key stakeholders in the development process
- Demonstrate an ability to produce a professional-quality development proposal
- Make a critical appraisal of planning projects, their design and development