Monday, August 26, 2013

Blog 6: Japan

Summarise the various influences on Japanese architecture and urban design, and in general terms how Japan manages urban land use.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Blog Q 5: South Africa

Choose one issue facing South Africa and discuss how integrated development planning might help resolve such an issue.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Blog 4: US wetland, eminent domain and regulatory takings

A wetland on a property in the United States earmarked for a subdivision has been assessed as having previously unrecognised outstanding ecological values associated with indigenous plants and contribution to water quality. The developer is informed they cannot now drain the wetland, something they intended doing. As a developer, what argument would you mount under the broad concepts of eminent domain and regulatory takings to require compensation? As a planner, what issues would you take into account to decide on what is fair and reasonable compensation?

Monday, August 5, 2013

United States Part 1

What were the main motivations for forming a Federal Government in the United States? In terms of achieving sustainable urban outcomes, what are the positives and negatives in having a US-style Federal Government structure?