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SRP782 - Urban Dynamics and Change

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Beau Beza





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: Students are required to attend 4 x 1 day classes/seminars (6 hours per day).

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit provides a comprehensive overview of the economic, social, political and environmental influences upon the evolution, form and dynamics of settlement and cities, which combine to make each urban place distinctive. It provides a foundation in geographic and economic theories that explain the form and distribution of settlement and uses, with particular attention to the forces that can influence urban change or may be harnesses toward pursuing preferred future forms. Particular attention is given to understanding influences including the economics of land development, the relationship between transport (public and private) and land use, investment by public and private sectors, and the influence of creativity, wealth distribution and civic identity upon the form, character, prosperity and equity of cities.  This unit has particular relevance for addressing emerging scenarios as contemporary society recognises the prospect of low carbon future, climate change, oil supply vulnerability and demographic changes including ageing and migration. It considers the capacity for - and limitations upon - planning and influencing change outcomes, and the issues surrounding governance and decision-making processes that can guide or modify the processes of urban change, including emerging techniques and innovative mechanisms for more effectively and proactively influencing urban transformation outcomes.


Individual assignments (20%, 10%, 30%) 60%, individual case study-based assignment 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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