Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject offers a culturally informed basis for more sustained reflection on global identity in post-industrial cities. The need for identity in post-industrial cities and regions has led to the use of cultural events, art, performance and urban presentation to promote and distinguish towns and cities. From aspirant rural literary centres like Clunes,VIC, to Disney's real town of 'Celebration',to Holly/Bollywood movies, our definitions, understandings, and aspirations for where we live are intimately tied to popular culture. Through a range of visual and literary texts, this subject encourages indepth thought on bonds between representations and planning of cities by examining how culture enables us to interpret images, meanings, and experiences of space and place.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points first year planning subjects


Incompatible subjects PLA3CSP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Available to count towards the Planning major in the Bachelor of Arts degree at Bendigo campus.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCity of quartz: Excavating the future in Los Angeles (new edition)- chapter 4PrescribedDavis, M 2006LONDON; NEW YORK: VERSO
ReadingsInvisible citiesPrescribedCalvino, I 1997LONDON: VINTAGE, NEW EDITION
ReadingsLandscapes of power - chapter 8PrescribedZukin, S 1991BERKELEY: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
ReadingsSamson and Delilah (Movie)PrescribedWarwick Thornton (Director)N/A
ReadingsSelling Places: The Marketing and Promotion of Towns and Cities 1850-2000PrescribedWard, S 1988ROUTLEDGE
ReadingsUNESCO City of Literature SubmissionPrescribedArts Victoria 2008MELBOURNE
ReadingsThe Minority Report - chapters 1 & 9RecommendedDick, P.K 1987PUBLISHING CORP. NEW YORK: KENSINGTON

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 days field trip other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
one essay (equivalent to 2000 words)50
one summary and urban design strategy (equivalent to 1200 words)30
one urban observations fieldwork-summary (equivalent of 800 wordssummary includes written notes, photographs, video, drawings20