This course introduces students to the legal framework regulating development and planning in NSW, exploring its ambitious and at times conflicting aims of economic development, environmental sustainability and social justice. We will consider the legislation and its evolution, examining recent reforms in the context of national and international trends in planning law and practice. Students will be encouraged to draw on their personal experience in Sydney and other cities around the world.
This course will prepare students for practice in environmental, property or real estate law, where a sound understanding of the planning framework is essential. It is also recommended for students interested in public policy: planning is a highly political process, particularly in Sydney where it regularly gives rise to fierce disputes in the media and the courts.
Aims and origins of planning law
Assessment and approval of development in NSW, including major projects
The relationship between planning and property law
Theory and practice of public participation
Ecologically sustainable development, climate change and planning
Housing affordability, equity and social justice
Planning appeals and the NSW Land and Environment Court
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