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.

Details Details

  • Year: 2018
  • 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.


  • 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

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Understand the role of different transport modes in making cities sustainable.
  2. Develop knowledge of the diversity of economic forces necessary in making cities sustainable.
  3. Refine knowledge and understanding of different urban forms in making cities sustainable.
  4. Develop urban design appreciation, aesthetic awareness and physical planning which includes development of alternate concepts and preliminary recommendations for a given planning area, understanding pedestrian spaces and role of public transport in place making.
  5. Develop capacity to understand, analyse and prepare urban design plans.
  6. Develop knowledge of diversity of population in cities and incorporate their needs in design proposals.
  7. Understand a collaborative role of planners in the preparation of built environment proposal and policies.

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


There are no set texts for this course.

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