Cities and Regions
|Course code GEOG2080||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences|
Australian cities and regions are transforming and there is heated political debate about their future course. GEOG2080 examines the economic, social and cultural dynamics of cities and regions, and contemporary shifts in the theories through which we understand them. The course draws on a series of case studies of Australian and international cities, regions, industries, communities and policies to explain patterns of urban and regional growth and decline, change and continuity. Topics covered include: urban economic and socio-cultural diversity; changing urban form, sustainable urban and regional development; policy challenges for the management of urban and regional growth and decline.
This is the compulsory 2000 level course for the Human Geography and the Environment major within the Bachelor of Arts program. This course will consolidate the knowledge and skills that students have acquired in previous courses for this major.
In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory zWorkplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory component in the course outline provided by the school.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||On the successful completion of this course, students will have:|
1. A grounding in the patterns and problems of urban and regional development and management
2. An understanding of the processes driving urban and regional economic, social and cultural transformation at a range of scales
3. An introductory understanding of a variety of theoretical approaches from which to investigate and evaluate urban and regional patterns, problems and processes
4. Developed of a range of skills and methods relevant to geographical enquiry and communication which are transferable to other course and employment areas. These include: critical analysis and evaluation of data sources (including policy documents and statistical measures of urban and regional development); the interpretation of field observations; and the presentation of material including report writing and essay writing.
|Content||Patterns of urban social and cultural diversity/inequality|
1 Socio-spatial patterns of advantage and disadvantage
2 Urban ethnicity: patterns and representations
3 Gender and sexuality in the city
Urban development and urban form
1 Changing city form
2 The politics of urban development
3 Urban housing and social change
Urban planning and policy
1 Constructing urban planning
2 Responding to urban change
Regional development and change
1 Non-metropolitan regions
2 Growth and decline in 'the regions'
3. Theorising regional change
1 Changing approaches to regional policy
2 Dealing with uneven development in regional areas
3 Sustainable regional economies and communities
1 Social groups in rural places
2 Indigenous people and non-metropolitan spaces
|Assumed Knowledge||GEOG1020 or GEOG1030 or EMGT1020/ENVS1004|
Students enrolled in the B Arts - Human Geography and the Environment Major must have successfully completed GEOG1020.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Field Study|
|Contact Hours||Field Study: for 8 hour(s) per Term for Full Term|
Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for GEOG2080|