AIG300 - Australian Urban Geography: National and International Perspectives

Year: 2018 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

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

AIA301

Contact hours:

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

 

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin including Excursion: One full day in the field (7 hours per trimester)

Content

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

Class/Online Exercises, 30%, 1500 words

Group Assignment, 30%, 1000 words

Essay, 40%, 1500 words

Unit Fee Information

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