University of Technology Sydney

15111 Planning Project Analysis

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: School of the Built Environment
Credit points: 6 cp

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Result type: Grade and marks

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This subject questions the rationale for urban planning and reviewing the need for, and arguments against, regulation. Students are introduced to the form of urban areas and theories of city structure and location as a factor in urban development. Basic frameworks, concepts and tools for analysing and understanding urban problems are investigated, including microeconomics, macroeconomics and urban sociology concepts, in order to develop an elementary comprehension of urban issues. The subject also develops students' abilities to effectively investigate, analyse and present planning data (written, graphic and oral). Exercises in exploring research methods and data sources for urban planning and management practice include land use and density mapping, data-gathering survey methods, geographic information systems, and skills in using journal and other library resources.