AUSTRALIAN CITIES AND REGIONS

GEG2ACR

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Most Australians live in the suburbs of the metropolitan cities yet most of the wealth created and the national myths originate in the rural regions. In this subject we will offer a critical, historical and comparative overview of the development of Australian cities and their regions into the twenty-first century. The core case study of metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria is exemplary of the issues, themes and challenges facing all Australian cities and regions today.  Field visits to metropolitan and regional locations, during two multi-day field trips, will allow this exploration.  Some modest travel and overnoght accommodation costs will be required from students. The role of a large metropolis as a globally connected centre contrasts with the peripheral location of the production of resources and cultural imaginings, yet the paths of these locations have diverged. Resource management, cultural and economic development, liveability and sustainability, increased mobility, and heritage and technological innovations are bringing these regions back together. Attendance at field trips is compulsory.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject in Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning. Attendance at field trips is compulsory.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFluid city: transforming Melbourne's urban waterfrontRecommendedDovey, K 2005UNIVERSITY OF NSW PRESS
ReadingsFraming places: mediating power in built formRecommendedDovey, K 20092ND EDN, ROUTLEDGE
ReadingsLifeboat CitiesRecommendedGleeson, Brendan 2010UNSW PRESS
ReadingsTracking rural change: community, policy and technology in Australia, New Zealand and EuropeRecommendedMerlan, F and Raffert, D (eds) 2009ANU PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to articulate issues drawn from a range of academic, observed and media sources to explore the interplay of economic, martial and cultural change in Australian Cities and Regions

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Writing

02. Development of a cultural awareness and analysis of contemporary issues of social and cultural change in Australian Cities and Regions

Activities:
All aspects of assessment process: Readings, field trips and field trip reports, essays
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking
Writing
Life-Long Learning
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

03. Development of skills in field-based social research and learning through field visits

Activities:
Field trips and field trip workshops : Includes individual and group interviews, land and townscape observation; report writing; document collecting; literature and web searching; workshop discussions in small groups and whole plenary
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Speaking
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Critical Thinking
Life-Long Learning

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
Two 2.0 days field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One field trip in Melbourne, One field trip in regional Victoria - trips likely weeks 4 &"

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Three 3.0 hours lecture/seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Weeks 1, 5, 9"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Field Trip #1 Report - one 1,200-word individual reportSome costs for transport and accommodation30 02, 03
Field Trip #2 Report- one 1,200-word individual reportSome costs for transport and accommodation30 02, 03
One 2,000 word analytical research essay40 01

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTrevor Hogan

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
Two 2.0 days field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One field trip in Melbourne, One field trip in regional Victoria - trips likely weeks 4 &"

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Three 3.0 hours lecture/seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Weeks 1, 5, 9"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Field Trip #1 Report - one 1,200-word individual reportSome costs for transport and accommodation30 02, 03
Field Trip #2 Report- one 1,200-word individual reportSome costs for transport and accommodation30 02, 03
One 2,000 word analytical research essay40 01