SRP782 - Urban Dynamics and Change
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
Campus: Students are required to attend 4 x 1 day classes/seminars (6 hours per day).
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.
SRP782 provides a comprehensive overview of the economic, social, political and environmental influences upon the evolution, form and dynamics of settlement and cities. These influences shape urban settlements and cities and combine to make each urban place distinctive. In this unit, students will develop foundational knowledge in geographic and economic theories that explain the form and distribution of settlement and uses. Particular attention is paid, in this unit, to the forces that can influence urban change or that may be harnessed to pursue preferred future forms. 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 changing demographic profiles. In this unit, students will consider 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.
Essay 20%, research paper 30%, case study report 50%