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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.

Details Details

  • Year: 2017
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester One full semester
  • Location: Manawatu Campus
  • Coordinator: A/Pro Imran Muhammad
  • 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.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s): At least 45 credits from 200 level.


  • Start Date: Monday 27 February, 2017
  • End date: Saturday 24 June, 2017

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Monday 13 March, 2017
  • Without academic penalty: Friday 26 May, 2017

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Explain the origins of current ideas about transport and urban planning particularly the relationship between transport and land use.
  2. Apply procedures and principles that have been developed for planning transport and urban development.
  3. Describe the transport policy making process in New Zealand.
  4. Define strengths and weaknesses of the various transport modes and their operation.
  5. Identify major international trends and debates to sustainable transport.
  6. Critique plans and strategies according to sustainable transport planning principles.
  7. Discuss a collaborative role of planners in the preparation and implementation of strategic transport plans.

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 Review 10.0%
2 Essay 20.0%
3 Group Project/Assignment 30.0%
4 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.


There are no set texts for this course.

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