PLANNING 100G Creative Communities: An Introduction to Planning

PLANNING 100G | ARTS, BE, EDSW, EMHSS, LC* | not taught in 2021

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


This course provides an introduction to urban planning. Urban planning is about shaping spaces and places that work for everyone to help create a future that is environmentally, socially, culturally and economically sustainable. You will explore the evolution of urban planning ideas and practice, as a context for critically thinking about the current planning issues facing New Zealand.

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 successfully completing the course you will be able to:

  • Explain the evolution of modern urban planning from the Industrial Revolution to the present.
  • Broadly describe how colonisation has impacted on planning. 
  • Evaluate how urban planning contributes to place-making.
  • Distinguish between different theories and practices to urban planning.
  • Use this knowledge as a basis for critiquing contemporary urban planning in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond.

Topics covered

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

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