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Planning Asia Pacific Cities Studio (ABPL90055)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90055
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This subject was formerly called Strategic Planning in Asia-Pacific Cities.

Many Asia-Pacific cities have undergone rapid urban development and change as they have become integrated into the global economy. The character of that integration has changed over time; at the same time social and political aspirations have been expressed in new demands for services and housing. This course will explore the urban planning implications of these changes in a city. It begins with a review of the global and local forces that have generated change in Asia-Pacific cities. This section will isolate key features for further investigation. These selected features will then be explored in ten days in the selected Pacific Asian city through a series of lectures, field inspections and field work. A third part of the course, involving seminar discussion, will be followed by report writing on planning issues in the selected city.

Approximates costs to students

This subject has international fieldwork component. Students will be required to cover travel (airfare), accommodation and food costs, estimated at $2000 per person.

Intended learning outcomes

At the completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Describe and account for global influences on a selected Asia-Pacific city
  • Plan and carry out data collection within an international city
  • Relate the concepts of urban change to the experience of an international city
  • Analyse urban policy efforts in an international city

Generic skills

  • Field work design and operation
  • Policy analysis
  • Interpretation of urban outcomes in a new context

Last updated: 22 May 2019