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

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMarco Amati

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

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Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in a postgraduate planning program or students enrolled in ACCPD or AGCPD or AMCPD or AMSPMD


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

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Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 10 - 22
Eight 6.5 hours block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
3,000 word report40
Essay (4,500 words)50
Presentation (500 words and images)10