BLSV14017 - Town Planning and Control
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit covers the evaluation of land use patterns for urbanisation, the establishment of developmental controls and how building applications are assessed. Students will develop knowledge in problem solving, personal and interpersonal skills and using different communication modes.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: BLAR11045

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Examination 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
The text was useful, but if a more suitable text (Australian relevant) was available it would be more helpful to address the assessments Course evaluations Investigations into a suitable Australian textbook are ongoing. It is noted that the existing prescribed text is available as an Ebook option for students', minimizing the cost of the textbook.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Evaluate land use patterns including urban expansion, consolidation and renewal
  2. Discuss the use of development controls within an institutional context
  3. Apply development control procedures to building applications
  4. Engage in the solution of routine and unfamiliar problems using information, technology and logic
  5. Practice personal and interpersonal skills
  6. Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - Examination      

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work            
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence            
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment    
3 - Examination        

Prescribed Textbooks

Urban Planning and Real Estate Development
Author/s: Ratcliffe , Stubbs & Keeping Year: 2009
Edition: 3rd Revision Publisher: Macmillan Distribution Services
City: London
Country: UK
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

The prescribed text book is available as an e-Book from the CQUniversity library. Please access the library home page at;

https://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/library

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • CQUniversity Student Email
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorDarryl O'Brien (d.obrien@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Urban planning and real estate development-context and theory

Week 2 17-07-2017

Policy and implementation of urban planning

Week 3 24-07-2017

Policy and implementation of urban planning

Week 4 31-07-2017

Town planning law and regulation (including obligations)

Week 5 07-08-2017

Planning appeals

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

The future for dispute resolution in planning

Written Assessment Due Friday (25 Aug 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 7 28-08-2017

Specialist town planning controls

Week 8 04-09-2017

Specialist town planning controls

Week 9 11-09-2017

Sustainable development and climate change

Week 10 18-09-2017

Sustainability and property development

Week 11 25-09-2017

The property development process

Written Assessment Due Friday (29 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 12 02-10-2017

Development site appraisal

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017

Examination Period

Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

This assessment task relates to stated unit learning outcomes 1 and 2. Assessment task 1 will require you to investigate and respond to questions that consider contemporary town planning and governance issues. This assessment task also provides an opportunity to demonstrate the transferable skills inherent in learning outcomes 4, 5 & 6.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

The length of this assignment is 1500 words per question. Please note submissions exceeding the word limit by greater than 10% will not be assessed beyond the prescribed word limit.

Your assignment should be produced in electronic format either as

  • a single word-processed document, or
  • a single pdf format document.

All submissions must be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions.

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assignment on the Moodle site for this unit

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Friday (25-Aug-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 7 Friday (01-Sep-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

The assignment will be assessed on the following basis:
Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
Use of original thought and content
Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.

Note: participation in and submission of all required assessment tasks is a necessary prerequisite for successful unit completion.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Evaluate land use patterns including urban expansion, consolidation and renewal

2. Discuss the use of development controls within an institutional context

3. Apply development control procedures to building applications

4. Engage in the solution of routine and unfamiliar problems using information, technology and logic

5. Practice personal and interpersonal skills

6. Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

This assessment task relates to stated unit learning outcomes 2 and 3. Assessment task 2 will require you to investigate and respond to questions that consider contemporary town planning and governance issues. This assessment task also provides an opportunity to demonstrate the transferable skills inherent in learning outcomes 4, 5 & 6.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

The length of this assignment is 1500 words per question. Please note submissions exceeding the word limit by greater than 10% will not be assessed beyond the prescribed word limit.

Your assignment should be produced in electronic format either as

  • a single word-processed document, or
  • a single pdf format document.

All submissions must be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions.

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assignment on the Moodle site for this unit

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (29-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

The assignment will be assessed on the following basis:
Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
Use of original thought and content
Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.

Note: participation in and submission of all required assessment tasks is a necessary prerequisite for successful unit completion.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Evaluate land use patterns including urban expansion, consolidation and renewal

2. Discuss the use of development controls within an institutional context

4. Engage in the solution of routine and unfamiliar problems using information, technology and logic

5. Practice personal and interpersonal skills

6. Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Length 120 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Open Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Evaluate land use patterns including urban expansion, consolidation and renewal

4. Engage in the solution of routine and unfamiliar problems using information, technology and logic

6. Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice


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