ENVPL300-19A (HAM)

Planning in Aotearoa New Zealand

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 aims to extend participants’ knowledge of the breadth and scope of contemporary planning in Aotearoa New Zealand. It provides a practical understanding of the range of different types of planning commonly undertaken in cities and settlements such as Hamilton, Auckland, and Tauranga, and areas such as the Waikato and the Coromandel Peninsula. Professional planning practitioners will deliver guest lectures on their areas of expertise, including growth management, structure planning, open space planning, transport planning, land subdivision and development, urban design, and planning under the Local Government Act 2002.

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Paper Structure

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This course generally comprises 3 lectures each week, and includes several tutorials. Students should attend all scheduled lectures and tutorials.The final examination tests your understanding of all the lectures. The tutorials provide an opportunity to ask questions, and discuss lecture themes, and reading material, and explain assignments.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Engage critically with key contemporary concepts and processes in urban planning practice, developing their own views and providing sound arguments and evidence to support their views;
    1. - The different levels at which spatial planning occurs in Aotearoa New Zealand and how they inter-relate, including: national level planning; regional planning; structure planning; district, city and neighbourhood planning; and site planning.

      - Key elements and processes of land subdivision and development;

      - Types of integrated planning involved in creating more liveable and sustainable settlements in New Zealand.

      Students will be expected to develop skills to be able to:

      - Engage critically with key contemporary concepts and processes in urban planning practice, developing their own views and providing sound arguments and evidence to support their views;

      - Have the technical capacity to understand, explain and demonstrate the components involved in producing a concept plan for high quality re-development of an urban area within an existing built context in accordance with accepted urban design principles;

      - Think critically and creatively to analyse an empirical planning issue(s), and form sound, logical conclusions and recommendations in response to it.

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  • Demonstrate the technical capacity to explain and illustrate concepts and processes involved in producing a concept plan for high quality development in accordance with best practice urban design principles;
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  • Understand the different levels at which spatial planning occurs in Aotearoa New Zealand and how they inter-relate;
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  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically and creatively to analyse a planning issue, and form sound, logical conclusions and recommendations in response to it;
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  • Demonstrate understanding of key elements and processes of land subdivision and development;and of the types of integrated planning involved in creating more liveable and sustainable settlements in New Zealand.
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Assessment

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Assessment is designed to promote the achievement of the specified learning outcomes for this paper and to meet the intent of the Environmental Planning graduate profile. Class discussion, lecture time, tutorials and the field trip also contribute to these ends. The course-work to exam ratio is 65:35.

Test:

The in-class test is worth 15% of the final grade for this course, is 50 minutes long and is held in lecture time as shown in the schedule. Questions are short answer, and are designed to cover material taught in lectures, contained in the readings, and covered in the field trip. The test is not open book, and you may not bring any reference material into the lecture room for use during the test. There will be space available on the test paper to write answers.

Assignments One and Two:

Full instructions for Assignments One and Two will be made available on Moodle.

Exam:

The exam is worth 35%, and the date will be advised. The exam will consist of a mix of short and long answer questions.

Exam long answers will be assessed according to how well:

- Answers focus on the question asked

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

- Relevant examples are provided that demonstrate understanding of the question

- Answers have a clear and logical structure (e.g. progress logically from introduction, to main body, and conclusion, with linkages between parts of the argument clearly shown);

- 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

- Writing is legible, with correct spelling, grammar, & punctuation.

Previous years' exam papers are at: https://isg-webapps.its.waikato.ac.nz/pls/web_igate/epl_main_pg.select_exam_paper

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 65:35. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 35% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 65:35 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 35% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. In-class Test
1 Apr 2019
2:00 PM
15
2. Assignment 1
30 Apr 2019
4:30 PM
25
3. Assignment 2
27 May 2019
4:30 PM
25
4. Exam
35
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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A list of required and recommended readings is available electronically through the electronic Waikato Reading Lists (https://waikato.rl.talis.com) and via the course moodle site.
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Online Support

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This paper is supported through the online platform Moodle http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/, and important information about the paper is provided to you via Moodle. Lecture notes will be posted prior to each class; these notes are thorough, but are not a substitute for class attendance.

You can take online introduction to Moodle classes at this site. Your grades will also be accessible through Moodle once work has been assessed.

Voice recordings (Panopto) of most, but not all, classes will be available on Moodle.

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Workload

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This course is held in the A Semester. It has 3-4 contact hours weekly; 3 contact hours involve lectures and some weeks include a 50 minute tutorial. Students are expected to attend lectures and tutorials, or to access the material online, and to complete all the required readings and assessments.

The course also includes a field trip, which it is compulsory to attend. The total hours of work for this course should be 150 or about 11 hours per week over the semester, including the study recess. This includes attending lectures, tutorials and the field trip, and completing assessed work and readings.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ENVPL201 or ENVP206 or with the Programme Convenor's approval.

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENVP306

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