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Resource and Environmental Planning

132.101 Introduction to Professional Planning 15 credits
This course is an introduction to professional planning, and provides a foundation to the development of a contemporary professional identity. It introduces students to the key ideas and individuals involved in the evolution of the rationale and origins of planning. The course is taught through reference to planning as conceived and practiced in New Zealand and internationally.
132.102 Introduction to Planning Analytics 15 credits
This course introduces the information and techniques for analytical practice in professional planning.
132.111 Planning and the Environment 15 credits
Introduction to present and historical resource and environmental planning concepts, policies, processes and issues. Sustainability principles are examined in the context of international trends and developments and the New Zealand planning framework.
132.112 Planning for Sustainable Development 15 credits
The multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary nature of planning is explored with reference to the challenge of sustainable development and the application of planning principles to real-world issues.
132.212 Professional Practice I 15 credits
The institutional, professional and legal settings for urban and environmental planning in New Zealand. Topics will include policy and plan development, implementation at different levels of government and the role of tangata whenua. Lectures are complemented by workshop exercises.
132.213 Policy Analysis and Evaluation 15 credits
This course examines the theory and principles of policy analysis and evaluation in the context of planning and develops skills in fundamental qualitative and quantitative methods.
132.217 Planning Hazard-Resilient Communities 15 credits
An introduction to the role of planning in building sustainable and disaster resilient communities through the use of various processes and tools to assess hazard vulnerability, reduce hazard risks, improve disaster readiness, develop effective response capabilities and facilitate recovery.
132.218 Building Collaborative Communities 15 credits
An introduction to collaborative community planning, with a particular focus on the theory and practice of public participation and conflict resolution.
132.221 Planning Studies 15 credits
An introduction for non-planners to planning and practice in the New Zealand urban, rural and natural resource environment, including an introduction to the principles of the Resource Management Act 1991 and its administration.
132.304 Tuhono Taiao: Maori and Planning 15 credits
In this course, students will examine the interface between Maori and Resource and Environmental Planning. There is a particular emphasis on students developing an ability to critically analyse environmental and other topics that emerge from this interface, and acquiring practical knowledge to work effectively with Maori communities on Planning-related issues.
132.305 Natural Resource Policy and Planning 15 credits
An interdisciplinary approach to the cultural, philosophical, legal, institutional and practical issues involved in the strategic planning and management of New Zealand's natural heritage, including analysis of appropriate New Zealand and international case-studies.
132.311 Planning Theory 15 credits
The philosophical and theoretical context of planning; the different planning paradigms and the application of theory in the practice of planning are examined. The implications of using jargon and technical language. The roles of planning institutes in developing professional ethics and promoting the theory and practice of planning. Studios, workshops and seminars.
132.312 Environmental and Planning Law 15 credits
An introduction to New Zealand Environmental Planning law with a specific focus on the Resource Management Act 1991 and the legislative, judicial and administrative aspects of the New Zealand legal system as they relate to environmental law and the planning process. The place of law in the sustainability debate, property rights and legal aspects of the Treaty of Waitangi are covered.
132.313 Advanced Planning Techniques 15 credits
This course develops advanced skills in selecting, critiquing and applying appropriate qualitative and quantitative methods to issues in planning practice.
132.314 Transport and Urban Planning 15 credits
Different disciplinary approaches to transport and urban development. Determinants of national, regional, urban and suburban transport trends, policies and development. Relationship between transport paradigms, development processes and urban form.
132.403 Planning Project 30 credits
A planning study of an approved topic. Emphasis is on locating the study within an accepted planning paradigm or process; problem definition based on theory and precedent; an appreciation of practice issues; researching and analysing relevant information; and producing a solution to the problem. Findings are presented in a seminar and planning report. Collaboration with academic staff. Tutorials cover presentation skills.
132.412 Professional Practice II 15 credits
The knowledge and skills required by the professional planner in practice. The course makes use of workshop sessions and other forms of interactive teaching to explore current practice issues, including plan and policy development for urban and environmental issues, consultation, environmental education, mediation, resource consents and the role of the expert witness.
132.414 Urban Planning and Design 15 credits
Application of the theory and design of development planning to modern cities. The institutional and disciplinary contexts and constraints within which development plans are formulated. Case studies and fieldwork, together with practical studios covering analytical methods and design. Relationship between transport, urban form and urban design.
132.415 Environmental Planning 15 credits
Sustainable natural resource development approaches and debates are considered within the context of integrated natural resource planning. The course explores and applies planning theories and methods to a selected natural resource problem or issue in New Zealand. Field work as part of project research.
132.419 Professional Practice Studio 15 credits
A practical context for the integration and application of knowledge to contemporary planning practice and investigation and resolution of current issues. Students' understanding of current planning debates and the role of planning as a profession is extended through participation in debate with current protagonists of different points of view and group work to resolve and defend a position.
132.705 Applied Ecological Economics 30 credits
Overview of Ecological Economics methods and tools including an applied, solution-oriented workshop designed to foster a collaborative transdisciplinary learning environment between lecturers, students and professionals/stakeholders to address a specific complex, place-based challenge, using applied, advanced level, Ecological Economics tools.
132.729 Mana Taiao: Advanced Maori Planning 30 credits
Students will establish an understanding of Maori planning by exploring key Maori planning concepts in relation to the environment and relevant planning situations.
132.730 Policy Analysis and Evaluation Techniques 30 credits
Analytical techniques used in planning. Evaluation methods, impact assessment, forecasting and scenario methods, use of performance indicators, soft system approaches and natural resource accounting. Techniques are illustrated by case studies and practised in computer-based exercises.
132.731 Planning Law 30 credits
The Resource Management Act 1991, and the New Zealand legal system as it relates to environmental law and the planning process.
132.732 Planning Theory 30 credits
The philosophical and theoretic foundations of planning and the principles of urban design are identified and analysed using studios and seminars. Business, other disciplines and indigenous approaches to environmental planning challenge traditional views about 'public interest'. The role of planners in collaborative and communicative approaches to urban and environmental planning is identified, along with the effect of jargon in communication. The future of planning, including changes to codes of ethics and practice given a global focus on sustainable management is discussed.
132.733 Conservation Policy and Planning 30 credits
A studio-based analysis of conservation policy and planning issues. Paradigm shifts in conservation biology, heritage management, ecology and integrated environmental planning approaches are explored. Scientific, community and indigenous knowledge is applied to prepare biodiversity and heritage conservation policy and plans for protected areas and private lands.
132.734 Urban Planning and Development 30 credits
Different theoretical and practical approaches to urban planning and development, and consequences for the urban landscape, infrastructure, economy and services
132.735 Natural Resource Policy and Planning 30 credits
Natural resource planning principles and practice. Application of the concept of sustainable development to the management of biophysical resources and systems.
132.736 Professional Practice 30 credits
Development of the knowledge and skills required by the professional planner in practice. The course focuses on a range of issues in current planning practice and examines a variety of techniques that might be used to address those issues. Interactive teaching techniques are combined with lectures.
132.738 GIS Principles and Applications 30 credits
A conceptual and operational understanding of Geographic Information Systems. Students will create and link map and attribute data, perform overlay analysis, perform network analysis, create digital terrain models, make logical queries of the database, apply GIS to catchment analysis and axial analysis, present information in map form and create an application using ArcGIS. Computer-based studios.
132.739 Assessing Environmental Impacts: Principles and Practice 30 credits
The principles and practice of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) with reference to projects, plans and policies. Case studies and group work will be used to illustrate the diversity and range of issues addressed in EIA.
132.740 Geographic Information Systems Programming and Practice 30 credits
The principles and practice of programming in the context of GIS. Issues in GIS implementation.
132.741 Long-Term Community Planning 30 credits
An examination of the theoretical and empirical aspects of long-term community planning and exploration of evolving good practice.
132.742 Planning History: From Town Planning to Resource Management 30 credits
An advanced exploration of the historical development of planning as a discipline and profession in New Zealand
132.751 Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities 30 credits
A study of natural hazards and the role of planning in building sustainable and disaster resilient communities. Develop and apply planning processes and tools to assess hazard vulnerability, reduce hazard risks, improve disaster readiness, develop effective response capabilities, and facilitate recovery.
132.804 Applied Research in Planning 30 credits
An examination of research methods, traditions and techniques particularly those used in Planning research.
132.815 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
132.816 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
132.890 Professional Inquiry in Planning 60 credits
An advanced exploration of planning-based research methods and their application to independent research and analysis within a planning context.
132.893 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
132.894 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
132.895 Research Report (30) 30 credits
132.897 Thesis 90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
132.899 Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
132.900 PhD Resource and Environmental Planning 120 credits

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