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.
School of Environmental Sciences
Students who have completed REC405, PKM261 or PKM461 may not enrol in this subject
PKM261, PKM461, REC405
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 following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of REC205 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.