Effective planning is crucial in a rapidly urbanising world. Planners make central contributions to shaping places and communities, and to the sustainability of social and economic development. This course will provide you with training in foundations of planning, including planning law, strategic planning, assessing development proposals and decision making. It brings together social and environmental science, and practitioners' know-how, to create a rich professional development experience for established and aspiring planners. KEY FEATURES Depending on your interests, you can choose to specialise in Environmental Planning, International Development Planning or Social Policy and Planning. The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) accredits this course as training for urban and regional planners: it provides the theory, skills and knowledge that planners need. You'll be encouraged to pursue special interests in climate change, environmental management, sustainable development, urban and regional planning, environmental law and policy, social impact assessment, community consultation, spatial sciences and social change. You'll have opportunities to study both in the classroom and in the field in order to integrate your theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
|Institution Name||Macquarie University|
|Campus Location||North Ryde|
|Course Duration||1 year - 2 years depending on RPL granted|
|Course University||Macquarie University|
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