This theme of study is oriented towards planning practitioners as well as those interested in advancing skills and knowledge in the concepts, theories and strategies of planning in developing country contexts.
Development planning courses concentrate on urban, regional and environmental planning, but there is also a focus on the institutions of development and strategies of advancing positive change. The program includes a research component which provides students with an opportunity to apply this knowledge to real-life planning issues and problems in their own countries. Academic staff involved in this area have extensive experience in developing countries.
Students who take development planning courses are interested in being a part of the planning profession, but also seek to develop skills so that they can understand and strategically plan for current and future development challenges for NGOs, in the private sector, government and so on.
View the Master of Development Practice course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Development Planning major.