Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject builds on an examination of the historical development and rise of cities as the engines of economic development, culture and invention. The process of the planning and development of cities is examined using the emergence of planning theory as applied to cities in Australia, North America, Europe and the developing world. In particular, the unit examines the failure of the comprehensive masterplan and a systems approach to the planning of cities in contrast to the emergence of strategic planning and intervention to guide and manage cities, and the development of models of city governance. Case studies relate to growth management, smart growth, community engagement processes, urban design, promotion of mixed use, public and private sector partnerships and strategic intervention. The effectiveness of contemporary city planning approaches is examined.

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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Prerequisites Students enrolled in ABURE or ACCPD or AGCPD or AMCPD or AMSPMD or RCRRP or RGRRP


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAustralian urban planning: new challenges, new agendas,RecommendedGleeson, B. and Low, N.ALLEN AND UNWIN 2000
ReadingsShaping Melbourne's future: town planning, the State and civil society,RecommendedMcLoughlin, J.CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 1992
ReadingsStrategic management concepts and cases,RecommendedThompson, A. and Strickland, A.13TH EDN, MCGRAW-HILL IRWIN 2003

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

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Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 31 - 43
Eight 6.5 hours block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
2 x 2,000 word essay40
Group project 2,000-word report30
Presentation (equivalent to 1000 words) and 1000 word literature review30