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Plan and Policy Considerations

Environmental and Sustainable Development Issues

  • Understand environmental management, biophysical environments and systems, ecological limits and processes, and science and sustainability.
  • Understand the relationship between ecological, social and economic factors in planning, including the concept of sustainable development.
  • Able to assess issues and the effects on development actions and able to debate and link the relationships by using planning as a positive influence.

Diversity and Inclusiveness

  • Understand demographics of society and diversity and inclusiveness considerations including, but not limited to Aboriginal people.
  • Understand practices to effectively comply with legal aspects and benefit from approaches to building on diversity and difference.
  • Able to develop plans that build on diversity and inclusiveness considerations.

Functional Integration of Knowledge

  • Understand basic elements and interactions between the following functional areas and other areas that have a relationship to planning: transportation; facilities; economics; social; urban design; legal; resources; environment; recreation; housing; infrastructure; land use; development control; etc.
  • Understand how to use networks and other domains of knowledge to support decision making
  • Able to integrate knowledge and demonstrate technical capacities to apply it to planning situations.
  • Able to understand how technology can support planning analysis and activities, policy development and decision making.

Finance and Economics

  • Understand the economics of development (private and public perspectives).
  • Understand local government finance and its relationship to development.
  • Able to assess financial and economic considerations, and use this information to support the development of planning proposals and reports.

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View the 2011 CIP Competency Task Force Report