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APG4556

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitHuman Geography
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Haripriya Rangan

Notes

Previously coded IDA4140

Synopsis

This unit focuses on city-regions on the Indian and Pacific Ocean Rims of Australia. This large region surrounding Australia encompasses nearly 2/3rds of the world's current population and is the main driving force for the economic and social dynamism of cities and national and global economies in the 21st Century. The unit will develop the ability of students to link theoretical and policy frameworks of regional economic development, industrial location, rural-urban linkages, urban governance and environmental management with planning initiatives and strategies to promote sustainable development of city-regions in the Indian-Pacific Ocean rims.

Outcomes

Students successfully completing this unit will:

  1. Show a sound understanding of theoretical concepts and frameworks of state-led economic development, urbanisation, industrial growth, and regional development;
  2. Develop a comparative analytical perspective for examining the spatial structure of urban and regional economic development of city regions over time;
  3. Gain bibliographic, mapping, and data collection skills for developing a deeper understanding of urban planning and development issues occurring in one city-region in the Indo-Pacific rims;
  4. Develop the ability to work in groups to analyse and present a project or proposal for urban or regional development pertaining to a selected city-region;
  5. Be able to effectively present (in written, graphics, and oral forms) clear, concise, and rigorously researched analysis of urbanisation and sustainable regional development issues.

Assessment

Written assignment (1500 words): 20%
Group presentation and participation: 40%
Examination (Take home 3000 words): 40%

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Workload requirements

3 hours (1 hour lecture and 1x2 hour tutorial) per week

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