Planning the Productive City

Subject 705-325 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two hours of lectures and one tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 705-219 Planning and Development Management
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Professor Kevin O'Connor
Subject Overview:

This subject explores ways that the economic production of goods and services shapes the vitality, structure and planning agenda of cities. It uses an economic sectoral perspective to demonstrate how sectors like manufacturing, transport, services and creative activities have locational impacts in certain cities and within selected parts of cities. Complex planning issues, requiring judgements about the competing demands of economic development and social needs, are associated with the growth and decline of sectors in their particular urban contexts. Special attention will be paid to innovation in city development, and to the planning of infrastructure in airports, seaports and telecommunications.

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Address complex planning issues in particular urban economic contexts.

Assessment: Tutorial papers not exceeding 1000 words in total (20%); an essay not exceeding 2000 words (40%); and a two-hour examination (40%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • Understanding of the foundation and development of economic activities in cities.

  • Ability to analyze the location of economic activities.

  • Ability to develop planning responses to changes in urban econimic activity

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering & Bach of Planning & Design(Prop&Const)
Bachelor of Planning and Design (Property and Construction)
Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development
Master of Urban Planning

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