This course explores the theories and methodologies of environmental and natural resource planning.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Understand the theoretical models within the environmental planning process.
- Explain the rationale for environmental and resource planning in Western capitalist societies like Aotearoa-New Zealand.
- Identify and critically evaluate the origins and significance of current international topics and discussions on sustainable development.
- Describe the concept of sustainable development from an environmental planning perspective.
- Demonstrate your familiarity with planning theory including current debates on the nature, history and purpose of planning.
- Apply planning theory and methods at different spatial, governance and temporal scales, at global to local level.
- Show your understanding of the interactions between social, economic, bio-physical environmental and cultural issues and processes.
- Distinguish between different planning principles, methods and tools, and apply them to a case study.
- Outline the various processes of policy and plan development plus implementation.
- Recognise Aotearoa-New Zealand’s bicultural mandate, multi-cultural society, then outline the implications for environmental policy and planning practice.
- 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.
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