Community Planning & Participation

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Community Planning & Participation

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Urban Studies and Planning

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    2
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course examines public participation and community planning and policymaking. It will be of interest to students in the planning, policy, design, and environmental management fields. The course begins by asking: why involve the public in planning and policymaking? This leads to an examination of the politics of planning, the tension between local and professional knowledge in policy-making, and the many and varied understandings of "community". The course then considers the co-evolution of planning and public participation in national and international contexts.
     
     
    Course Introduction
    This course examines public participation for planning and policymaking. It will be of interest to students in the planning, policy, design, and environmental management fields. The course begins by asking: why involve the public in planning and policymaking? This leads to an examination of the politics of planning and, in particular, to the tension between local and professional knowledge in policy-making. The course then considers the co-evolution of planning and public participation in national and international contexts. Different institutional settings for community planning are also compared.
     
     
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    • explain the theory, method and practice of community participation and community planning
    • understand the conceptual frameworks which underpin community planning
    • critically evaluate several case studies and applications within the context of contemporary planning practice
    • assess a range of appropriate public participation and community planning techniques relevant to contempory planning practice
    • effectively communicate your ideas in written and verbal formats
     
    Class Contact
    2 Lecture hours
     
     
    Assessment Summary
    Reflection: 10%
    Review: 20%
    Essay: 40%
    Final Exam: 30%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.