Transportation, Land Use and Urban Form

Subject ABPL90077 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

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
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

705-218 (ABPL20015) Transport and Land Use Planning (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:


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
  • Tutorial presentation & paper (individual): 10-minute presentation and & 1000 word paper, 30%
  • Assignment 1 (individual): 1,500 word report (due mid semester), 30%
  • Assignment 2 (group of 2-3): 3,000 word report (due end of semester), 30% (standard grades will be used for group work).
  • Participation and engagement in tutorials: 10%
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 Design
Master of Urban Planning
Master of Urban Planning
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point Master of Development Studies (CWT)
150 Point Master of Development Studies (CWT)
200 Point Master of Development Studies (CWT)
Melbourne School of Design multidisciplinary elective subjects (without prerequisites)
Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions

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