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Housing Markets, Policy and Planning (ABPL90281)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90281
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The subject concerns housing in Australia. This subject has four components:

  1. The operation of the housing market: how the housing market works; supply, demand, role of property developers and the role of banks.
  2. The contribution of housing and planning for housing to the urban forms of Australia's cities.
  3. Why the housing market fails certain groups.
  4. Low-income housing policy (e.g. social housing).

The subject includes both market and equity considerations.

Intended learning outcomes

This subject aims to develop:

  • a working knowledge of the housing market in Australia;
  • housing policy for those poorly served by the market; and
  • the role of planning, property developers and civil society in housing outcomes.
  • On a case study basis and, if possible, the subject also intends to familiarise the student with participatory decision-making in housing.

Generic skills

  • Written and verbal communication.
  • Understanding of the operation of housing markets in Australia.
  • The contribution of housing to the urban form of Australia's cities.
  • Applied understanding of low income housing policy and planning.

Last updated: 13 August 2019