Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The subject explores planning, development and management aspects of cities and regions, drawing upon insights from planning history, urban development, transportation planning, geography, economics, sociology, demography, and political science. Special attention is paid to theories and concepts that can be applied by urban planners to improve the economic performance, quality of life and social equity of urban areas. Topics covered include the origin and development of cities, regionalism, historical and contemporary theories of urbanisation, economic development policies and strategies for settlements, regional economic policies, transport planning, mobility, regional development planning, globalization, urban poverty, and problems of regional governance

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMelissa Kennedy

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesMajor Essay, Presentation, class-discussions, reflective reading assessments

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled any HUSS School postgraduate degree or subject coordinators approval


Incompatible subjectsPLA4CAR

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop capacity to generate strategic development options at regional and local level
02. Describe and analyse contemporary and historical social-economic, environmental characteristics of cities and regions and their related issues in planning practice.
03. Develop and analyse the spatial consequences of macro economic policies

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Kennedy

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 14 - 19
Five 7.00 h seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 14 to week 19 and delivered via blended.
May include fieldtrips.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2,000 word report/reflection This will be early stages of subject

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO2

Essay (3,500 words) This is a final essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO3

Presentation (500 words and images) In later weeks' session(s)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo10 SILO1