AIG300 - Urban Geography: Australian and International Perspectives


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

 1 x 2-hour class per week plus excursion: One full day in the field (7-hours per trimester)

Scheduled learning activities - 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.

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