AIG300 - Australian Urban Geography: National and International Perspectives

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Louise Johnson





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Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Class per week plus Excursion: One full day in the field (7 hours per trimester)


Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities equivalent to 1 x 1 hour per week and one full-day excursion (7 hours per trimester)


This unit seeks to provide a foundational overview of the history, theory and practice of urban geography in Australia and internationally. The unit will begin with a consideration of urbanisation in the contemporary world before detailing the various ways in which urban geographers have approach the study of cities over the last century. The unit will then focus on a number of key dimensions which structure cities in Australia, North America and Asia – their economies, politics, culture and social order – using Australian cities as a basis of comparison with others. Finally the unit will engage with a range of contemporary issues which bedevil Australian urban planners – residential segregation, urban renewal, economic viability, mobility and environmental sustainability – and some of their solutions.


Assessment 1 (Individual) – Seminar/Online Exercises (1500 words) – 30%

Assessment 2 (Group) – Report (1000 words) – 30%

Assessment 3 (Individual) – Essay (1500 words) – 40%

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