ENVPL504-22B (HAM)

Plan Making

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 extends students' knowledge and understanding of plans, plan making practices, processes and theories. We explore the practice of spatial planning, and of plan making under the Resource Management Act 1991 in Aotearoa New Zealand, and examine what constitutes a 'high quality plan'.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is delivered through weekly on-campus workshop classes held from 11am-1pm on Thursdays throughout the trimester. Students are expected to actively participate in these, with Class Exercises completed by students forming the basis for specified classes.

Readings are detailed in the online course reading list. This list may be supplemented by optional empirical examples suggested by class members through Class Exercises discussed as we move through the course.

All assessments are to be completed online please.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Explore and critique strategic spatial plans and statutory plans developed under the RMA, and differences between them
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  • Explore and identify key principles for, and exemplars of, high quality plans
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  • Analyse plan making processes in Aotearoa New Zealand
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  • Interpret, collate and analyse a range of empirical planning documents to form a project evidence base
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  • Contribute effectively and collaboratively to an empirical strategic spatial planning project
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Assessment

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Assessment

Assessments are designed to achieve the learning outcomes and are closely related to the Environmental Planning graduate profile. Assessments reflect tasks planners in professional practice may be expected to perform, and/or knowledge required by planners. Further details regarding assessments will be provided in class, and made available via Moodle.

Assessment One: Short Class Exercises (12%)

Students will be asked to undertake at least four out of five short Class Exercises, individually or in pairs/small groups, and to submit and/or present their work in class the following week in accordance with the instructions supplied. In total, these exercises contribute 12% towards students' final mark (i.e. 3% for each of the four exercises). The exercises are designed to explore a range of aspects relating to plans and plan making, and to assist with with practical ideas for assignments.

Instructions for the Class Exercise are provided in Weeks 1, 2, 3, 5 and 12 for students to complete prior to coming to class the following week. These exercises form the basis for the following week's class in Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6 and 13. Marks are provided for completing four out of the five short exercises in full and on time (see individual exercises for full details).

Assessment Two: High Quality Plans (30%)

Assessment Two asks students to identify principles of high quality plans; and to identify and discuss what, in their view, are examples of best practice plans, providing evidence and reasons.

Assessment Three: Evidence Base (30%)

A sound evidence base is essential when developing environmental planning policy and plans. Assessment Three asks students to explore developing an evidence base; and in so doing, we prepare a sound foundation for Assessment Four.

Assessment Four: Strategic Spatial Planning Collaboration (Group Project) (28%)

A strategic spatial planning exercise where students, working as a collaborative group, identify community and planning linkages lacking in specific existing communities. This is a project currently being undertaken by members of the Strategic Planning team at Waikato District Council. The assessment will be supported and informed by guest speakers from Waikato District Council and by empirical reports and data. The assessment includes a brief Group Work Commentary describing students' experience of working collaboratively, and which students may choose to write either as a group or individually.

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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. Assessment One: Class Exercises
12
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assessment Two: High Quality Plans
19 Aug 2022
7:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assessment Three: Evidence Base
30 Sep 2022
7:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Assessment Four: Spatial Planning Group Collaboration
17 Oct 2022
7:00 PM
28
  • 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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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 fully supported online through Moodle http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/ .

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Workload

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This course is held in Trimester B, with two class contact hours weekly. 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 classes, and completing Class Exercises, assessed work and readings.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ENVPL300 or ENVP306

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENVP404, ENVP504, ENVPL404

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