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Planning Theory, provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Curtin University, At its core, is an online unit that teaches you why we plan and how we plan in the contexts of differing physical, social, and political environments. Through applying these methodologies to practical research problems, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the theory that underpins modern urban planning.
To begin with, you will study different types of planning theory, including urban form theory and procedural planning theory. You will also explore the ethical issues that arise from these ideas, including justice and diversity. Finally, you will examine planning theory within the context of wider scholarly debates, considering Marxist, Foucauldian, and post-modern critiques.
Ultimately, Planning Theory equips you with a comprehensive understanding of the theories surrounding planning, and how practices must be adapted to respond to broader environmental factors. Moreover, through examining these theories and by placing them in wider scholarly debates, you will gain strong critical insights into the discipline of planning.
To be eligible to enrol, you must be accepted onto one of the following courses:
In this Planning Theory unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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