REC205 Open Space Planning (8)

This subject addresses key principles, processes and knowledge needed for open space planning and management in Australian communities. Students will learn about the contribution open and natural space makes to our communities, and the current policies and procedures that frame the delivery and management of open space. The subject introduces them to alternative approaches to open space planning and management, and to the breadth of programs that contribute to human-nature interaction. There is no residential school associated with this subject when taken by distance. On completion students have the ability to use initiative and problem solving skills to address problems and issues associated with the design and use of open space.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: REC205. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Environmental Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Students who have completed REC405, PKM261 or PKM461 may not enrol in this subject

Incompatible Subjects

PKM261, PKM461, REC405

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • have broad and coherent understanding of what is open space and how it is managed
  • have broad and coherent understanding of people's relationship to open space
  • the ability to analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and data on open space to make appropriate management decisions
  • have a variety of specialised planning skills commonly associated with open space management
  • have the ability to use initiative and problem solving skills to address problems and issues associated with the design and use of open space.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:

1. The environmental, social and economic benefits of open space

2. Recreation experience spectrum

3. Legislation, standards and policies relevant to open space planning and management

4. Local government processes associated with open space planning and management

5. Planning approaches and frameworks and whole of city approach

6. Needs assessment: approach and strategies

7. Equity considerations - access for all

8. Play environments in open spaces

9. Programming and design strategies to facilitate use of open space

10. Promotional strategies and approaches to encourage use of open space

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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