URBPLAN 734 : Urban Planning and Governance

Creative Arts and Industries

2022 Semester Two (1225) (15 POINTS)

Course Prescription

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

Course Overview

This course aims to familiarise the students with the emerging smart technologies in urban planning, urban policy-making and urban design to address the problems and questions encountered in urban planning, design and policy-making contexts. This course provides an understanding of the Revolution 4.0, Smart City, and the ethical implications of Big Data for urban planning and design. The smart technologies increasingly influence the way we understand, govern, plan and design our cities, and how we engage people in the process of decision-making. The increasing usage of cyber networks, Internet Of Things (IOTs), sensors and mobile smart technologies provides the new approaches to address the challenges that our cities face. This course provides a critical understanding of the capacities of these new technologies on the residents’ everyday life in general, and the limitations and the ethical implications for the use of ‘Big Data and Smart Technologies’ in cities.

Course Requirements

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

Capabilities Developed in this Course

Capability 1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice
Capability 2: Critical Thinking
Capability 3: Solution Seeking
Capability 4: Communication and Engagement
Capability 5: Independence and Integrity
Capability 6: Social and Environmental Responsibilities

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Develop To develop an understanding of the meaning of the “Revolution 4.0” and how this industrial revolution is significantly transforming our cities (Capability 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3)
  2. Familiarise To familiarise students with the pervasive term of “Smart City” and its various implications on urban planning and design in the global and local contexts
  3. Provide To provide an understanding of “E-governance” and “Citizen-sensing” and their impacts on urban planning and design
  4. Provide To provide a good understanding of “Autonomous Shared Mobility” and its different models as well as their impacts on urban planning and design
  5. Familiarise To familiarise the students with “Society of Control”, “Governmentality”, “Smartmentality” and the ethics of Big Data
  6. learn about the legislations and Acts to protect privacy of the residents in New Zealand and the global context.

Assessments

Assessment Type Percentage Classification
Assignment1 35% Individual Coursework
Assignment2 45% Individual Coursework
Quizzes 20% Individual Coursework
Assessment Type Learning Outcome Addressed
1 2 3 4 5 6
Assignment1
Assignment2
Quizzes

Teaching & Learning Methods

Lecture-based course

Workload Expectations

This course is a standard 15 point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in.

For this course, you can expect 33 hours of lectures, 70 hours of reading and thinking about the content and 37 hours of work on assignments and/or test preparation.

Delivery Mode

Campus Experience

Attendance is required at scheduled activities to complete components of the course.
Lectures will be available as recordings. Other learning activities including seminars will be available as recordings.
The course will not include live online events including [group discussions/tutorials].
The activities for the course are scheduled as a standard weekly timetable.

Learning Resources

Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).

Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.

Student Feedback

At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.

Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.

Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.

Academic Integrity

The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against online source material using computerised detection mechanisms.

Class Representatives

Class representatives are students tasked with representing student issues to departments, faculties, and the wider university. If you have a complaint about this course, please contact your class rep who will know how to raise it in the right channels. See your departmental noticeboard for contact details for your class reps.

Inclusive Learning

All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.

Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website http://disability.auckland.ac.nz

Special Circumstances

If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.

If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/academic-information/exams-and-final-results/during-exams/aegrotat-and-compassionate-consideration.html.

This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.

Learning Continuity

In the event of an unexpected disruption, we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and course assessment continues to meet the principles of the University’s assessment policy. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator/director, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the university website for information about how to proceed.

Student Charter and Responsibilities

The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/forms-policies-and-guidelines/student-policies-and-guidelines/student-charter.html.

Disclaimer

Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.

In this course students may be asked to submit coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. In exceptional circumstances changes to elements of this course may be necessary at short notice. Students enrolled in this course will be informed of any such changes and the reasons for them, as soon as possible, through Canvas.

Published on 14/10/2021 01:09 p.m.