AUSTRALIAN CITIES AND REGIONS

SOC2ACR

Not currently offered

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 the Melbourne city and North Central Victorian region is exemplary of the issues, themes and challenges facing all Australian cities and regions today. 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.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTrevor Hogan

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 ACR

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

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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