pla4mob mobilities and transport plan




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The relationship between the built environment, transport and healthy communities has entered a phase of renewed focus, due to the rapid rise of chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease, and increasing prevalence of social isolation. The 'Garden City' principles of a healthy city espoused by Ebenzer Howard in the early 20th century have been rapidly usurped by changing patterns of settlement such as urban sprawl, increased reliance on the automobile, poorly integrated transport and the failure of planning and urban design to encourage physical mobility and active transport. In this subject, students take an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the relationships between transport, infrastructure and policy, health and community life, settlement planning, and the enactment of identity, behaviours, lifestyle and ability (including disability, class, ethnicity, and age), in the pursuit of building healthier communities through integrated transport systems.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment into ABURE or ACCPD or AGCPD or AMCPD or AGSPMD or ACSPMD or AMSPMD.


Incompatible subjects PLA3MOB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSociology beyond societies: mobilities for the twenty-first centuryRecommendedUrry, J 2000ROUTLEDGE
ReadingsTransport for Suburbia: beyond the automobile ageRecommendedMees, P 2010EARTHSCAN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assess and analyse inclusionary and exclusionary consequences of spatial design and mobility in contemporary planning

Intergrated Transport Stratetgy Exercise - including children, disability, rurality and socio-economic considerations of mobility and society
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills(Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills(Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills(Critical Thinking)

02. Describe and explore the social and economic consequences of mobility and immobility in contemporary urban and rural settings

reflective piece, essay, readings on mobility studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills(Writing,Quantitative Literacy)

03. Develop high level skills in assessing transport need and planning responses in contemporary urban and rural settings

Intergrated Transport Plan, reflective piece
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills(Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills(Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
Five 7.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"This subject is run in block mode of 5 full day seminars. May include field visits."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Essay (2,500 words)4001, 02, 03
One 1,000-word reflective journal2001, 02, 03
Strategy Project (1,000 words)4001, 02, 03