International Planning and Development - BENV6701

Faculty: Built Environment

School: Planning and Urban Development

Course Outline: Built Environment

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 96 units of credit

Equivalent: BENV1221, FINS5593, MGMT5050, MGMT5710, RISK5001, RISK5002, ZEIT7401, ZEIT8104, ZEIT8301, ZINT8402

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The primary purpose of this course is to introduce students to relevant concepts of planning that look beyond the Australian context to that of the developing societies of our world. The course looks at some of the following topic areas in detail: International Planning and Development (IPD) theory within its historical context, exploration of current thinking on development policy, a critical examination of merits of the delivery of ‘aid’ by various bodies focusing on the role of international government agencies and non governmental agencies, an in-depth examination of built environment delivery agents such as the private sector and national governments will be further examined, an analysis and assessment of the function of planning in the post disaster context to note distinctions between emergency relief and development, the application of theoretical knowledge to real world environments.
Interwoven into the above topics will be an appreciation of gender within developing societies.

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