What is urban planning?
Planning courses involving urban, regional, or town planning revolve around shaping the future of communities and landscapes. UniSQ’s Urban and Regional planning degrees are part of the Surveying and Built Environment suite and these degrees equip students with the skills to create sustainable, functional, and liveable environments. Urban planning is a specialised field that focuses on the development, design, and management of urban areas, which include cities, towns, and their surrounding regions.
Urban planning degrees at UniSQ give you the opportunity to delve into a diverse array of disciplines and practices essential for crafting vibrant and resilient communities.
Town planning is a specific subset of urban planning covered in UniSQ degrees, placing emphasis on the planning and development of individual towns within larger urban areas. Through town planning courses, you will learn of a town's requirements, considering factors such as land use, infrastructure, transportation, and community services. This knowledge empowers you to create well-designed and cohesive towns that enrich the quality of life, nurture a sense of community, and preserve each town's distinct character and heritage.
Regional planning courses, takes a broader perspective and encompassing the planning and development of larger geographic regions that consist of multiple cities, towns, and rural areas. Our regional planning courses cover coordinating land use, economic development, transportation networks, and environmental conservation at a regional scale.