CITIES AND REGIONS: PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT

PLA4CAR

Not currently offered

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

The subject explores planning, development and management aspects of cities and regions, drawing upon insights from planning history, urban development, transportation planning, geography, economics, sociology, demography, and political science. Special attention is paid to theories and concepts that can be applied by urban planners to improve the economic performance, quality of life and social equity of urban areas. Topics covered include the origin and development of cities, regionalism, historical and contemporary theories of urbanisation, economic development policies and strategies for settlements, regional economic policies, transport planning, mobility, regional development planning, globalization, urban poverty, and problems of regional governance

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in a postgraduate planning program.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCities and developmentsPrescribedBeall, J.ROUTLEDGE, 2000
ReadingsPlanet of slums LondonPrescribedDavis, MVERS 2006
ReadingsWorld cities and urban form: Fragmented, polycentric, sustainable?PrescribedJenks, M., Kozak, D. & Takkanon, P. (Eds.).ROUTLEDGE, 2008

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop capacity to generate strategic development options at regional and local level

Activities:
Reflective Journals Student Presentations in the class Group discussions/Brainstoming
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

02. Describe and analyse contemporary and historical social-economic, environmental characteristics of cities and regions and their related issues in planning practice.

Activities:
Major Essay, Presentation, class-discussions, reflective reading assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Writing

03. Develop and analyse the spatial consequences of macro economic policies

Activities:
Reading reflection assessment, major essay, presentations, in-class discussion leadership.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Writing
Speaking

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