MOBILITIES AND TRANSPORT PLANNING

PLA4MOB

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Mobility, and its potential, is of profound contemporary importance; socially, economically and environmentally. Planning and transport are often poorly integrated especially in sub-urban, peri-urban, regional, and rural areas.  Access and preferences for various transport modes are embedded in material, social, and political contexts and are increasingly expressed through lifestyle, health and urban form. The interaction between the provision of access, mobility and infrastructure and behaviours affect the form and function of urban areas, their economies and cultures, and people#s well-being. This subject critiques current, mobility and transport theory and practice, through seminars and practice sessions.  Students take an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the relationships between transport infrastructure and policy, settlement planning, and the enactment of identity, behaviours, lifestyle and ability. The course outcomes include critical appraisal of transport planning and the development of an integrated transport strategy for a community of interest to the student.

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 ABURPB or ACCPD or AGCPD or AMCPD or AGSPMD or ACSPMD or AMSPMD. Or approval of the Community Planning and Development Program Convenor.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PLA3MOB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

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. An expanded knowledge and understating of the potential role of transport and land use planning in the development of communities that can adapt to present and future transport challenges.

Activities:
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. Skills in understanding community change and drivers of transition with a focus on mobility and immobility in various settings

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

03. Developed adaptive and reflexive approaches to preparing policy at the local level that supports transport and mobility for a range of people and economic outcomes

Activities:
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)

04. An advanced understanding of the challenges involved when planning for complex systems and providing appropriately for land use, culture and transport that meets a wide range of needs

Activities:
Critical Policy Review; 1,000-word reflective journal; Strategy Project
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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. An advanced awareness of the interplay of politics, behaviour and planning techniques in policy-making for transport

Activities:
Critical Policy Review; 1,000-word reflective journal; Strategy Project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Four 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 4 full day seminars. May include local field visits."

Field Trip Week: 31 - 43
One 7.0 hours field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Field trip to Melbourne."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Policy Review (2,500 words)This assessment helps students understand current transport policy and its implications.40 01, 02, 03
One 1,000-word reflective journalThis assessment helps students think broadly about the issues and what it means to support mobility.20 01, 02, 03
Strategy Project (1,000 words)This assessment requires students to demonstrate their transport knowledge planning and skills.40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05