Transportation, Land Use and Urban Form

Subject ABPL90077 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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: 36 hours: 1 x 2 hours of lectures per week; 1 x 1 hour studio per week.
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: None specified
Corequisites: None specified
Recommended Background Knowledge: None specified
Non Allowed Subjects: 705-218 (ABPL20015) - Transport and Land Use Planning (UG)
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Dr Jennifer Day


Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject was formerly called Transport and Land Use Planning (PG).

This subject studies the theory and practice of transport and land use planning in urban areas. At the conclusion of the subject, students should:

  • be familiar with procedures that have been developed for planning transport and land use
  • be aware of the major international trends and debates in the area
  • be able to place the history and practice of transport and land use planning in Melbourne in an international context
  • be in a position to contribute to the formulation of plans for transport and land use


This subject aims to develop:

  1. A working knowledge of the theories linking transport to urban form and land use
  2. A toolkit of strategies and analysis techniques used in transport and land use planning
  3. An introduction to the major debates in the field of transport and land use analysis
Assessment: Part 1:
  • Short written assessment, 500 words (10%, due week 3)
  • Short term paper, 3000 words (30%, due week 6)
  • Presentation of short term paper (10%, week 6)

Part 2:
  • 3 homework assignments (15%, 15%, 20%, due weeks 8, 10, 12)
Prescribed Texts: None specified
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: The subject aims to give an overview of an area that is frequently controversial, and encourage participants to read widely and think critically. The intention is to canvass a range of views and approaches.

Related Course(s): Master of Design (Urban Design)
Master of Urban Design
Master of Urban Planning
Master of Urban Planning
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions

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