ASIAN-PACIFIC CITIES

SOC2APC

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The majority of humankind now live in cities, and these cities are bigger and more complex than any previous historical epoch. The twenty-first century is the Asia-Pacific era and the cities of the region are the urban imaginaries and techno-industrial engines of the world. A critical understanding of these cities, from LA to Vancouver, Tokyo to Seoul, Beijing to Shanghai, Delhi to Mumbai, Hong Kong to Singapore, Bangkok to Manila, will also help us to think about the spatial, built form, technological and cultural possibilities of Australian cities. In this subject students are helped to think about urban challenges and innovation in contemporary cities of the Asia-Pacific. It is designed to be of interest to all social science students but with immediate utility to international development and planning students. It has a strong emphasis on evaluating policy and programs for making mega-urban regions sustainable and liveable in the twenty-first century.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTrevor Hogan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects SOC3APC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCities of slumsRecommendedDavis, M 2006VERSO
ReadingsNew York, Chicago, LA: America's global citiesRecommendedAbu-Lughod, Janet 1999UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS
ReadingsThe city in Southeast Asia: patterns, processes, policyRecommendedRimmer, Peter J and Dick, HW 2008NUS PRESS
ReadingsUrban future 21RecommendedHall, P and Pfeiffer, U 2000E & F SPON PRESS

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTrevor Hogan

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
group research project and presentation (1,500-word equivalent)40
one 1,000-word research project20
one 1,500-word essay40

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTrevor Hogan

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
group research project and presentation (1,500-word equivalent)40
one 1,000-word research project20
one 1,500-word essay40