University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

GEOG 7002 - Environmental Planning and Governance

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 6
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange:
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Incompatible: GEST 5002, GEOG 5002
Assessment: Take home exam 40%, research essay 40%, tutorial presentation and participation 20%

This course will critically examine approaches to environmental planning and governance in Australia and internationally. The course will introduce students to the rational planning model which has long-dominated planning strategies in Australia. It will then shift focus and explore how sustainable development is influencing planning via theories of ecology, the interrelationship between values and knowledge, a restructured public sphere and the emergence of new actors. Students will be asked to critique relevant recent Australian environmental planning decisions in relation to criteria of sustainable development. The course will move on to critically examine contemporary thinking about environmental governance including state and market-based approaches, decentralised environmental management, the role of NGOs, community based approaches and regional planning. International cases of environmental management which highlight the linkages between national or regional environmental governance structures and natural resource management outcomes will be analysed.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20298 SE01 30 9 27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 2pm - 5pm Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 2pm - 5pm Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room
29836 SE02 10 6 27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 2pm - 5pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 2pm - 5pm MyUni, OL, Online Class