University of Technology Sydney

17903 Planning and Design Theory and Decision Making

6cp; 20hpw, online
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject studies and analyses contemporary planning and urban design theory and advanced planning and design practices. It allows students to observe, perform and reflect on advanced techniques in the broad themes of ecologically sustainable development and design, place-making, community participation and economic development. Lectures and discussions explore the application of planning theory and contemporary planning approaches to: urban economic development; collaborative planning and design, including efforts to empower people from minority cultures such as Indigenous Australians; and planning and design as part of the overall urban management for environmentally and culturally sustainable development, as well as the operation of institutional frameworks. This subject encourages students to critically think about the role of planning and design, and their own role as practitioners in shaping the built environment and influencing decision making processes.

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