In this degree you will learn how to balance public and private interests to improve the quality of life for everyone. You'll help to develop a sustainable future for communities by learning the knowledge and skills that underpin innovative planning practices. You'll learn to consider a range of competing social, economic, environmental, legal and political dimensions to formulate strategies for sustainable land use and development. You'll then implement those strategies through urban management and development control processes. Each semester you can undertake fieldwork in planning projects that will help you learn core industry skills. Projects may be undertaken with Curtin's industry partners (for example, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions; City of Bayswater; and Public Transport Authority) - opportunities that can provide valuable linkages with future employers. You may also be interested in overseas internships, fieldwork units and study tours - and explore how to apply your planning skills in various global and cultural contexts. You can expect to graduate with knowledge and skills relating to land-use planning; design, economics and law; professional communication; and ethical and professional practices.