Planning the Productive City (Masters)

Subject 705-625 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: 120 hours

Admission to the Master of Urban Planning, or permission of the coordinator.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: 705-325 (ABPL30018) - Planning Productivity City (UG)
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.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Jennifer Eve Day
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 sectorssuch as manufacturing, transport, services and creative activities have locational impacts in certain cities and within selected parts of cities. Complex planning issues, requiring judgments 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.

Objectives: On completion of the subject students will have learned how to address complex planning issues in particular urban economic contexts. They will also develop:
  • An understanding of the foundation and development of economic activities in cities
  • The ability to analyse the location of economic activities
  • The ability to develop planning responses to changes in urban economic activity


Tutorial papers totalling 1000 words (20%) and a research essay of 4000 words (80%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: Readings compiled by the coordinator.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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Related Course(s): Master of Property
Master of Urban Planning

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