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This subject explores different understandings and expressions of social exclusion and inclusion in the city; what these contested concepts mean for urban planning; and how professional practice can respond to fashion inclusive cities. Case studies, working policy and theoretical perspectives are used to highlight key features of planning for inclusive cities, including for specific population groups like youth, aboriginals, the disabled, older persons, refugees and women. Students will examine the lived experience of disadvantage in the city, analyse urban issues through different theoretical lenses and study relevant urban policy and project responses to promote inclusive cities.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Explain some contemporary conceptions and principles of planning inclusive cities;
- Identify and analyse the origins of social exclusion and their expression across diverse urban contexts;
- Undertake clear and defensible assessments of the conditions that inhibit inclusive cities;
- Appraise urban policy and projects in relation to principles of planning for inclusive cities; and
- Develop robust planning responses for advancing inclusive cities.
Generic skills developed through completion of this subject include:
- a demonstrated understanding of theory and applied practice responses relating to social issues in cities;
- a developed capacity to prepare clear and defensible assessments of urban conditions and systems that inhibit inclusive cities; and
- an ability to analyse and prepare some planning responses for advancing inclusive cities.
Last updated: 18 December 2020