PLANNING 100G Creative Communities: An Introduction to Planning

PLANNING 100G | ARTS, B&E, EDUSW, EMHSS, LC* | Semester One 2017 | City Campus

*Does not satisfy the General Education requirement for the Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours).


This course focuses on planning. Planning is about creating the future – a future that is sustainable, exciting and just. You will explore the evolution of urban planning ideas and practice, as a context for critically thinking about current issues and how New Zealand cities might be shaped from now on.

Note: Bachelor of Urban Planning and Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) students can not use PLANNING 100G to meet their General Education requirement.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • Understand how urban planning contributes to city-making.
  • Understand theories and practices informing urban planning from the Industrial Revolution to the present.
  • Understand how to use this knowledge as a basis for contemporary urban planning criticism.

Topics covered

Key ideas and practices in the development of contemporary urban planning in New Zealand and internationally.


Two assignments (50%)
Examination (50%)

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