GEOGRAPHIES OF REGIONAL, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

PLA3RED

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students examine the processes and spatial implications of local and regional economic development and the interface between such development and long term physical and social sustainability of local regions, cities, towns and communities. We will also study practical methods for establishing and analysing the key components, characteristics and trends of local and regional economies and how they impact on different geographical areas. Students will develop skills to recognise opportunities for local and regional development; establishing processes for public sector agencies in fostering local and regional development; and identifying the constraints on sustainability of the environment and communities. There will be an opportunity for students to develop strategies to identify the necessary trade-offs and compromises between local and regional development, sustainability and geographic place making.

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 PLA2RED

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBringing it all together: regional economic modelling as a tool for empowerment and economic development,PrescribedPinge, I.FIRST NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF AUSTRALIA'S COUNTRY TOWNS, BENDIGO 2000
ReadingsSustainable regional development: final report,PrescribedDore, J. and Woodhill, J.GREENING AUSTRALIA & DEPT OF TRANSPORT & REGIONAL SERVICES 1999

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assess the value of techniques used to develop local and regional economic development strategies

Activities:
Lectures, Fieldtrips, Seminars Students are required to work individually and in groups of three to five students to prepare an economic development strategy for a nominated town
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Speaking
Teamwork
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Critical Thinking

02. Evaluate and critique relevant articles and extracts that examine the theory and practice of local and regional economic development

Activities:
Lectures, Fieldtrips, Seminars Individual Presentation/Written Report: Provide a brief summary of the main points of the reading. Provide an overview of the two major arguments from the reading. Pose two questions for the rest of the class to consider and discuss.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Writing
Speaking

03. Select and appraise relevant local and regional economic development strategies

Activities:
Lectures, Fieldtrips, Seminars Students are required to work individually and in groups of three to five students to prepare an economic development strategy for a nominated town
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking
Writing
Teamwork
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research

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