ERST 340

Environmental Planning

Course overview

This course explores the theories and methodologies of environmental and natural resource planning.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 15 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 15 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • Environmental Analysis , ERST-201
  • Principles of Urban and Regional Planning , ERST-205


  • restriction Landscape Planning, LASC-309

Available semesters Semester 1 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $969.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Understand the theoretical models within the environmental planning process.
  2. Explain the rationale for environmental and resource planning in Western capitalist societies like Aotearoa-New Zealand.
  3. Identify and critically evaluate the origins and significance of current international topics and discussions on sustainable development.
  4. Describe the concept of sustainable development from an environmental planning perspective.
  5. Demonstrate your familiarity with planning theory including current debates on the nature, history and purpose of planning.
  6. Apply planning theory and methods at different spatial, governance and temporal scales, at global to local level.
  7. Show your understanding of the interactions between social, economic, bio-physical environmental and cultural issues and processes.
  8. Distinguish between different planning principles, methods and tools, and apply them to a case study.
  9. Outline the various processes of policy and plan development plus implementation.
  10. Recognise Aotearoa-New Zealand’s bicultural mandate, multi-cultural society, then outline the implications for environmental policy and planning practice.
  11. Clearly explain the advantages and disadvantages of single, multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary approaches to the formulation and resolution of environmental policy and planning issues.

Course examiners

Oluwafemi Olajide 3

Oluwafemi Olajide

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
Hamish Rennie

Hamish Rennie

Associate Professor

Department of Environmental Management