URBPLAN 735 : Resource Consents and Implementation, Evaluation

Creative Arts and Industries

2022 Semester One (1223) (15 POINTS)

Course Prescription

The critical skills and judgments required in the urban planning implementation process, including Assessment of Environmental Effects/Social Impact Assessment development.

Course Overview

The course is based around lectures and assignments giving students the opportunity to gain practical experience in understanding the basics of applying planning provisions related to a site and both ‘lodging’ and ‘assessing’ resource consent applications. The lectures will cover the relevant sections of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and how they are applied in practice. They will also consider the urban planning implementation process and the range of planning methods used within the Auckland Council’s Auckland Unitary Plan and how it is applied to the urban planning application process. 

Course Requirements

Prerequisite: URBPLAN 321-323, 325, 326

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. Provide students the opportunity to understand, and then apply, the urban planning skills required and developed through their previous years of study to the urban planning applications process under the RMA. These skills include those developed during the planning law, infrastructure, environmental effects assessments, and urban design courses (Capability 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1 and 6.2)
  2. Focus on the statutory resource consent application process and towards the student gaining an understanding of the intention and desired urban planning outcomes used throughout the district plan process. It is also designed to give students an appreciation of the time pressures set out within the RMA (Capability 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3)

Assessments

Assessment Type Percentage Classification
Scoping assessment 20% Individual Coursework
S.95 report 40% Individual Coursework
S.104 report 40% Individual Coursework
Assessment Type Learning Outcome Addressed
1 2
Scoping assessment
S.95 report
S.104 report

Teaching & Learning Methods

The course contains a mixture of taught and self-directed learning sessions. The lectures will concentrate on aspects necessary to enable students to undertake the relevant parts of the resource consent process and the assignments. However, it is expected given that this is a Stage 7 level course that students will undertake in-depth research outside class time

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 22 hours of lectures and  118 hours of reading and thinking about the content, work on assignments and/or test preparation.

Delivery Mode

Campus Experience

Attendance is required at scheduled activities including tutorials 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.
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.