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Urban Planning: Space, Place and Society

Enrolment code: KGA253/353

Offered: Hobart: semester 1,

Unit description:

Focuses on the planning, production, maintenance and the valuing of urban environments, showing how urban planning is influenced by ideology, capital, the state and the law, community, industry and the environment. Attention is paid to Australian cities and to the various sub-cultures whose members occupy these spaces and places. Particular reference is made to Tasmania where urban planning and management are part of the Resource Management and Planning System which is predicated on the practice of sustainable development. Students study specific sites and precincts, examining their planning histories, policy contexts and challenges, and a high level of independent research is thus encouraged.

Staff Dr E Stratford For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2x1-hr lectures weekly, 6 tutorials and 2 days field work or equiv Timetable
Prerequisites KGA100 or KGA101 or KGA121 (KJG101)  
Assessment mode 2,000-word research paper (30%), 2-hr exam in June (50%), 500-word field report (10%), 500-word poster (10%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Recommended texts etc Stratford E (ed), Australian Cultural Geographies, ISBN 0195506081
Hamnett S & Freestone R, The Australian Metropolis – a Planning History, ISBN 1865080535
Gleeson B & Law N, Australian Urban Planning: New Challenges, New Agendas, ISBN 1865082384
Perec G, Species of Spaces and Other Pieces, ISBN 0140189866
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Geography and Environmental Studies
Social Ecology
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Science (See also combined degrees)
Faculty website Faculty of Science and Engineering  
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