SRP782 - Smart Cities and Infrastructure


2020 unit information

Offering information:

2020 is the final offering of this unit

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waterfront (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

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

Scheduled learning activities - 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. 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.  Students will also 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.

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