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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.

Details Details

  • Year: 2018
  • Mode: Distance
  • Semester: Semester One full semester
  • Location: N/A
  • Coordinator: A/Pro Christine Cheyne
  • Subject: Resource & Environmental Plan
  • College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.


  • Start Date: Monday 26 February, 2018
  • End date: Sunday 24 June, 2018

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Monday 12 March, 2018
  • Without academic penalty: Friday 25 May, 2018

Contact workshops

There is no contact workshop for this course


Course fees for 2018

  • Domestic Students: NZD $862.66 *
  • International Students NZD $4,165.00 *

Component fees

  • Domestic component fees NZD $45.70 *
  • International component fees NZD $45.70 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply to 2018 enrolments. Domestic students may be eligible for free fees in their first year.

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Describe the multi-dimensional nature of sustainable development, including its ecological, cultural, economic, social and governance dimensions.
  2. Analyse some key sustainability issues confronting humankind in the 21st century.
  3. Demonstrate an understaning of the challenges and opportunities individuals, communities and nations face in promoting sustainable development.
  4. Discuss the role of planning, and methods used by planners, in building sustainable communities.

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


During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.

Assessment Weighting Note
1 Commentary 10.0%
2 Report 15.0%
3 Quiz 15.0%
4 Essay 20.0%
5 Invigilated Examination 40.0%

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

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.


It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.

  • Planning For Sustainability. Creating Livable, Equitable And Ecological Communities Isbn Nz
    Author: Stephen M. Wheeler
    ISBN: 0415809894
    Edition: Second Edition (2013)
    Publisher: Routledge

  • Pocket Style Manual
    Author: Diana Hacker
    ISBN: 9781319057404
    Edition: 8th Edition
    Publisher: MACMILLAN

  • Pocket Style Manual
    Author: Diana Hacker
    ISBN: 9780312542542
    Edition: 7th Ed 2015

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