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.

Details Details

  • Year: 2018
  • Mode: Distance
  • Semester: Semester Two full semester
  • Location: N/A
  • Coordinator: Dr April Bennett
  • Subject: Resource & Environmental Plan
  • College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: None - There is no online learning environment for this course. Study resources will be supplied directly to students.


  • Start Date: Monday 16 July, 2018
  • End date: Sunday 18 November, 2018

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Monday 30 July, 2018
  • Without academic penalty: Monday 15 October, 2018

Contact workshops/block courses

Delivery mode Venue Start date End date Attendance
In Person Manawatu Campus Tuesday 28 August, 2018 Thursday 30 August, 2018 Recommended

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Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of contemporary environmental Planning issues and approaches to managing these issues.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of the relationship between changing values, international environmental developments and national and community responses.
  3. Apply basic analytical, critical thinking and essay writing skills to evaluate government environmental policy against a sustainability framework.
  4. Find, evaluate and use information effectively to enhance your own personal development and your learning about contemporary environmental Planning issues.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Completion requirements

132.111 is a prerequisite course for 132.212 & 132.213. For Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning students, a restricted pass will not qualify as a pass for prerequisite purposes. These students must achieve a minimum of 50% across all assessments to complete the course and be eligible to progress to the second year, subject to their results in their other first-year BRP courses. Students who are not enrolled in the BRP can be credited with the course with a restricted pass.


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