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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKiran Shinde

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesIntergrated Transport Stratetgy Exercise - including children, disability, rurality and socio-economic considerations of mobility and society

Capstone subjectNo

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


Incompatible subjectsPLA3MOB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Transport for Suburbia: beyond the automobile age

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMees, P





Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Sociology beyond societies: mobilities for the twenty-first century

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorUrry, J





Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

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.
02. Skills in understanding community change and drivers of transition with a focus on mobility and immobility in various settings
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
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
05. An advanced awareness of the interplay of politics, behaviour and planning techniques in policy-making for transport

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKiran Shinde

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 30 - 42
One 7.00 hours field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
Nine 3.00 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Critical Policy Review (2,500 words) This assessment helps students understand current transport policy and its implications.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 1,000-word reflective journal This assessment helps students think broadly about the issues and what it means to support mobility.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Strategy Project (1,000 words) This assessment requires students to demonstrate their transport knowledge planning and skills.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5