ASIA PACIFIC CITIES

GEG3APC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The majority of humankind now live in cities, and these cities are bigger and more complex than any previous historical epoch. The twenty-first century is the Asia-Pacific era and the cities of the region are the urban imaginaries and techno-industrial engines of the world. A critical understanding of these cities, from LA to Vancouver, Tokyo to Seoul, Beijing to Shanghai, Delhi to Mumbai, Hong Kong to Singapore, Bangkok to Manila, will also help us to think about the spatial, built form, technological and cultural possibilities of Australian cities. In this subject students are helped to think about urban challenges and innovation in contemporary cities of the Asia-Pacific. It is designed to be of interest to all social science students but with immediate utility to international development and planning students. It has a strong emphasis on evaluating policy and programs for making mega-urban regions sustainable and liveable in the twenty-first century.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects SOC2APC, SOC3APC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsNew York, Chicago, LA: America's global citiesRecommendedAbu-Lughod, Janet 1999UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS
ReadingsPlanet of slumsRecommendedDavis, M 2006VERSO
ReadingsThe city in Southeast Asia: patterns, processes, policyRecommendedRimmer, Peter J and Dick, HW 2008NUS PRESS
ReadingsUrban future 21RecommendedHall, P and Pfeiffer, U 2000E & F SPON PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Acquire a sophisticated analytical knowledge of urbanisation and urbanisms of the 21st century with a special focus on Asia-Pacific Region

Activities:
Minor individual research project and 1500-word research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Analyse and critically assess Asia-Pacific cities using typologies relating to urban development, urban life and urban cultures

Activities:
Minor individual research project , Group research project and presentation, 1500-word research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Develop and expansively apply the critical insights of the subject and the group learning exercise in written assignments on a research topic

Activities:
1500-word research essay - this assignment applies and consolidates critical knowledge and content of the subject
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Organise and critically evaluate a range of information and knowledge available on the web into a coherent and interesting homepage using a range of media

Activities:
Group research project and presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

05. Participate at an advanced level in the group presentation of this homepage to peers in class

Activities:
Group research project and presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)

06. Work in teams (and show leadership in groupwork) to apply this knowledge acquisition and analytical framework to specific cities

Activities:
Group research project and presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

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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

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
group research project and presentation (1,500-word equivalent)40 02, 04, 05, 06
one 1,000-word research project20 01, 02
one 1,500-word essay40 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTrevor Hogan

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
group research project and presentation (1,500-word equivalent)40 02, 04, 05, 06
one 1,000-word research project20 01, 02
one 1,500-word essay40 01, 02, 03