Courses - Faculty of Creative Arts And Industries


Urban Planning

Stage I

URBPLAN 101
15 Points

Introduction to Urban Planning

An introduction to the city, urban planning and sustainability; professional roles, practices and ethics.

URBPLAN 102
15 Points

Urban Planning Economics

An introduction to how economic theory, at both the micro and macro levels, effects urban planning policy development and decision making, with reference to how economic development can be integrated into effective urban planning policy formulation.

URBPLAN 103
15 Points

Introduction to Visual Literacy and Research Skills

An introduction to visualisation techniques and drawing skills needed to interpret, represent and communicate design ideas for urban planning, and to the research skills and techniques including the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) tools relevant for urban planning.

URBPLAN 104
15 Points

Introduction to Urban Planning Law and Governance

An introduction to the key urban planning statutes and the land tenure system; New Zealand society and constitutional framework, including the Treaty of Waitangi, theories and values of democracy relevant for urban planning.

URBPLAN 105
15 Points

Urban Environment Issues

An introduction to ecological processes in an urban context.

URBPLAN 110
15 Points

Urban Planning Studio One

An introduction to local and site contexts and the relationships between the land use patterns and the scale and type of buildings.

URBPLAN 111
15 Points

Urban Planning Studio Two

An introduction to urban design principles and concepts, and the relationships between land use patterns and street networks.

Stage II

URBPLAN 201
15 Points

Urban Policy Analysis

The application of critical quantitative and qualitative research skills and methods for urban planning.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 101-105, or 30 points passed in Global Environment and Sustainable Development

URBPLAN 202
15 Points

Urban Planning Implementation and Law

A critical understanding of the concepts and principles of relevance to urban planning legislation, practice and decision-making.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 101-105

URBPLAN 203
15 Points

Urban Infrastructure

A critical analysis of infrastructure provision, modelling, and assets management provision.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 101-105

URBPLAN 204
15 Points

Urban Planning Social Theory and Practice

A critical analysis of the urban social issues, urban social theory, social justice and deprivation, and gender issues.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 101-105

URBPLAN 205
15 Points

Transportation Planning

A critical analysis of transportation planning, modelling and its relationship with land use activities in the urban environment.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 101-105

URBPLAN 210
15 Points

Urban Planning Studio Three

Research and design techniques and skills for evaluating urban design outcomes against urban design criteria at the neighbourhood scale.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 110, 111

URBPLAN 211
15 Points

Urban Planning Studio Four

Examines the complex interrelationships of urban planning issues required to achieve effective and sustainable design solutions at the town/city spatial scale.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 110, 111

Stage III

URBPLAN 301
15 Points

Urban Economic Development

An evaluation of theories, policies and practices of community and economic development relevant for urban planning.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 201-205, or 30 points at Stage II in Global Environment and Sustainable Development

URBPLAN 302
15 Points

Heritage/Cultural Issues for Urban Planning

A critical analysis of the history, theory and practice of heritage planning in New Zealand and relevant international contexts.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 201-205

URBPLAN 303
15 Points

Ecology and Resilience

A critical analysis of the ecological view towards the concepts of resilience; social-ecological systems models, considering wicked problems and the impacts of climate change.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 201-205

URBPLAN 304
15 Points

Urban Land Use Economics

Examines the principles of urban land economics focusing on economic development, property markets and property development.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 201-205

URBPLAN 305
15 Points

Māori Urban Planning Issues

Māori attitudes, values and aspirations in urban planning with an understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi; post Treaty settlements.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 201-205

URBPLAN 306
15 Points

Global Contexts and Contemporary Urban Planning Issues

Examines how comparative urban planning systems address contemporary urban planning issues in both the New Zealand and international contexts.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 201-205, or 30 points at Stage II in Global Environment and Sustainable Development

URBPLAN 310
15 Points

Urban Planning Studio Five

To develop a critical understanding of regional planning practices, and develop advanced research and designs skills in proposing more sustainable urban form.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 210, 211

URBPLAN 311
15 Points

Urban Planning Studio Six

Community engagement, data collection and analysis using a project-based approach.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 210, 211

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

URBPLAN 701
15 Points

Urban Planning Contexts

An introduction to the city, urban planning and sustainability. Professional roles, practices and values. An introduction to and application of critical quantitative and qualitative research skills and methods for urban planning.

URBPLAN 702
15 Points

Urban Planning Law

A critical understanding of the concepts and principles of relevant urban planning legislation and decision-making.

URBPLAN 703
15 Points

Urban Planning and the Environment

A fundamental understanding of ecological issues and their implications for urban planning.

URBPLAN 704
15 Points

People, Communities and Urban Planning

A critical analysis of the urban social issues and relevant urban planning responses.

URBPLAN 705
15 Points

Sustainable Infrastructure Planning

A critical understanding of the essential physical urban infrastructure and research methods skills for urban planning.

URBPLAN 706
15 Points

Māori Planning Issues

Māori attitudes, values and aspirations in urban planning with an understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi. Indigenous development issues.

URBPLAN 707
15 Points

Urban Economic Development

Principles of urban economics. Economic development, urban planning strategies. Asset management and property development.

URBPLAN 708
15 Points

Urban Design Studio

The principles and concepts of urban design and their application in urban planning practice.

URBPLAN 711
15 Points

Urban Planning Theory

A comparative exploration of urban planning theories and ethics.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 301-305, 310, 311, or URBPLAN 701

URBPLAN 712
15 Points

Sustainable Urbanism

Research into critical and contemporary urban planning issues.

URBPLAN 713
15 Points

Shelter

Housing policies and practices. Housing and urban sustainability.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 301-305, 310, 311, or URBPLAN 704

URBPLAN 714
15 Points

Urban Planning Methods and Plan Making Studio

Urban planning methods and plan making implication and evaluation. Project management.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 301-305, 310, 311, or URBPLAN 702

URBPLAN 715
45 Points

Urban Planning Research Dissertation

An in-depth, self guided research investigation relevant to urban planning with an advanced examination and application of critical quantitative and/or qualitative research skills for urban planning.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 701, 705

URBPLAN 731
15 Points

Environmental Planning Techniques

Technical tools for environmental and ecological assessment. Planning and design and responses.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 703

URBPLAN 732
15 Points

Arts, Culture and Heritage Planning

The theory and practice of cultural planning with a specific focus on research in the dimension of heritage.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 704

URBPLAN 733
15 Points

Sustainable Urban Design Studio

Developing advanced urban design techniques to create sustainable urban forms.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 708

URBPLAN 734
15 Points

Urban Planning and Governance

Public policy, democracy, capacity building and implications of urban planning practice.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 301-305, 310, 311, or URBPLAN 704

URBPLAN 735
15 Points

Urban Planning Applications

A critical understanding of urban planning implementation and evaluation.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 301-305, 310, 311, or URBPLAN 702

URBPLAN 741
15 Points

Special Topic

URBPLAN 742
15 Points

Special Topic

URBPLAN 743
15 Points

Special Topic

URBPLAN 745
15 Points

Special Topic

URBPLAN 746
15 Points

Special Topic

URBPLAN 757
30 Points

Dissertation

An in-depth, self-guided research investigation relevant to urban planning with an advanced examination and application of critical quantitative and/or qualitative research skills for urban planning.

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 301-305, 310, 311

URBPLAN 794A
45 Points

URBPLAN 794B
45 Points

Thesis

To complete this course students must enrol in URBPLAN 794 A and B

URBPLAN 796A
60 Points

URBPLAN 796B
60 Points

Thesis

To complete this course students must enrol in URBPLAN 796 A and B

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