UPD5202 - Planning study 4: democratic engagement - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Architecture

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Carl Grodach


Ms Suzanne Barker

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


This unit develops knowledge and experience of community engagement theory and techniques, social impact analysis, and the ability to address fundamental issues for diverse communities including indigenous peoples. We will explore methods for deploying new communication technologies, innovative community consultation and conflict resolution strategies through proactive mediations and negotiations.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Critically reflect on and describe key theories and concepts for democratic participation and engagement;
  2. Apply a range of engagement techniques in diverse communities, including Indigenous communities;
  3. Apply methods to identify the assets, issues, and conflicts of various stakeholders;
  4. Effectively communicate community planning concepts and strategies;
  5. Understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 3 contact hours plus 9 hours of independent study.

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