ENVPL200-20B (HAM)

Environmental Planning

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Environmental Planning

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: frances.douch@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper explores concepts fundamental to environmental planning in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas. It focuses on the causes and effects of contemporary environmental problems at the local and global scales and teaches critical planning and economic theories as applied to these problems. Throughout the paper, these theories are applied to real-world examples such as air pollution, coastal management, climate change, and urban infrastructure. This paper contains both qualitative and quantitative content and develops competencies foundational to the discipline of environmental planning.

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Paper Structure

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Lectures

The paper is delivered through 2 lectures (3 hours in total) each week. Due to COVID-19, all lectures have now been moved online. The online delivery will be either live via Zoom or on-demand through pre-recorded lectures on Panopto. PowerPoint notes will be provided on Moodle and all lectures, including the live streaming lectures, will be available on Panopto. Note that online lectures will be shorten interspersed with other interactive and self-learning activities to improve learning outcomes.

Tutorial Workshops

The three tutorials in this course are in a workshop format. Each workshop is up to two hours in length, and they are held in Week 3 (27 July); Week 4 (3 August); and Week 8 (14 September). The tutorial workshops are designed to consolidate students' learning and provide hands-on instructional and skills-based content. In the absence of in-person lectures, these workshops provide critical opportunities for interactive learning and all students are encouraged to attend them. An online option will also be provided for those who cannot attend the tutorials on campus. All tutorials are optional and will not be marked.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Outcomes

    Students should demonstrate an understanding of (1) fundamental concepts of environmental planning and economics, (2) planning history, (3) planning governance, and (4) contemporary environmental planning issues. They should also develop skills in (5) analyzing the causes and effects of environmental problems, (6) applying core planning and economics theories to recommend relevant environmental policies, and (7) researching and critical thinking in a written report related to policy recommendations and implementation.

    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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Assessment is designed to promote the achievement of the learning outcomes for this paper and to meet the intent of the Environmental Planning graduate profile. This paper’s assessment comprises five assignments, one mid-term test, and one final test. Grades will be determined based on the following allocation.

Assignments:

Five assignments will count 50% of the paper grade (i.e., each will count 10%). The assignments will be three essays and two problem sets. The essay will examine your understanding of a topic and the ability to think critically. The problem set will include questions that require you to solve them using quantitative methods, which will be covered in the lectures. Both types of assignments aim to test students' learning outcomes.

Tests:

There will be two tests. One midterm and one final test will count 20% and 30% respectively in determining the paper final grade. Both tests will consist of a mix of essay questions and multiple-choice questions. Please note that the final test will be centrally scheduled by the university and its date will be released later at the end of the trimester.

Grading Criteria:

All assessments for this paper test students' understanding of all lecture and reading material. Essay question in all assignments and tests will be assessed according to how well:

- Answers focus on the question asked

- Answers are thoughtful, involve sound reasoning, and include relevant supporting evidence

- Relevant examples are provided that demonstrate an understanding of the question and relevant planning concepts

- Answers have a clear and logical structure

- Concepts are explained clearly, correctly and perhaps creatively

- Answers are written legibly, with correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation

- Linkages are made between concepts covered throughout the course

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Essays
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Problem Sets
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Midterm Test
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Final Test
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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An electronic reading list is available for this course. Required and recommended readings are specified on this list.
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Recommended Readings

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Randolph, J. (2011). Environmental land use planning and management: second edition. Island Press.

Tietenberg, T. H., & Lewis, L. (2018). Environmental and natural resource economics. Routledge.

Field, B. C., & Field, M. K. (2017). Environmental economics an introduction. The McGraw-Hill.

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Online Support

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This paper is supported via Moodle. All lectures will be recorded and made available via Panopto recordings; however, some self-learning activities will be required. Powerpoint slide notes will also be made available online.
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Workload

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You should count on spending a minimum of 150 hours on the paper, including approximately 34 hours of lectures and 6 hours of tutorials. Your work load should amount to an average of 10 hours per week (including the mid-semester break and study week).
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper updates the ENVPL200 paper offered prior to 2019.
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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENVP206

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