Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours: 1x2 hour lecture per week, 1x1 hour tutorial per week |
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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.
CoordinatorMs Sophie Sturup
What is the future of the city? Our exploration of the past and present conditions of urban ordering and development will help us address the 21st century challenges for cities and urban societies. In this subject we examine imagined city futures from historical and contemporary perspectives. We will investigate how imagined and real cities are influenced by popular media and technology as well as cultural, environmental, economic, social, and political contexts. Students will have the chance to speculate upon possible city futures and their place in shaping or being shaped by the urban condition. This will inform discussion about the role of urban professionals, governing bodies, and citizens in realising desirable city futures.
At the end of the course, you will be confident and competent in your critical ability to: Overview historical and contemporary views of cities and civilisation as utopia or dystopia; Answer the question, ‘what is the future of the city?’; Clearly articulate your thoughts about why the future of the city is contested and the implications for the roles of urban professionals, citizens, governments; Compare and contrast cities in global and local terms; Be familiar with cultural, environmental, economic, social, and political contexts of urbanism today and in the future city; Imagine the future of the city and their place in it by stating your own defensible position on key issues confronting future city planning, such as: how we should plan for city futures today; and what are the priorities and consequences of different policy positions and technologies influencing cities now and ahead.
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Course reader - in print and electronic materials.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Research, Description, and Analysis:
Communication, Resources and ICT:
Environments Discipline subjects |
Urban Design and Planning major
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