ASIA-PACIFIC CITIES

SOC3APC

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The majority of humankind now live in cities, and these cities are bigger and more complex than in 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, also informs the spatial, built form, technological and cultural possibilities of Australian cities. In this subject students explore 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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTrevor Hogan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsSOC2APC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

The State of Asian Pacific Cities

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorUN-Habitat and UNESCAP

Year2015

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PublisherUN-Habitat and UNESCAP

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Worlding Cities: asian experimentsand the art of being global

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRoy, A and Ong, A

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBlackwell

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Urban future 21

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHall, P and Pfeiffer, U

Year2000

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherE & F SPON PRESS

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The city in Southeast Asia: patterns, processes, policy

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRimmer, Peter J and Dick, HW

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherNUS PRESS

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse and critically assess contemporary Asia-Pacific cities using metrices for sustainability and liveability
02. Effectively communicate in written, oral and visual media on topics of urbanisation and urbanism
03. Exercise leadership skills in cross-cultural communication about Asia-Pacific cities
04. Apply critical research insights on Asia-Pacific cities to specific urban policies, programs and projects

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTrevor Hogan

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2 individual class exercises (1200 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
Individual research essay (1600 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO4
Group synthesis report and presentation (1200 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTrevor Hogan

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2 individual class exercises (1200 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
Individual research essay (1600 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO4
Group synthesis report and presentation (1200 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3