ARCH 7003 Managing Cities: History and Theory
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 101633
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Description This unit concerns philosophical thought and critical thinking in public planning. It develops an understanding of planning theories and examines past and present trends in this area. It reviews the theoretical frameworks for an insight into planning processes and analyses the economic, spatial and socio-political dimensions of activities involved.
School Social Sciences
Discipline Architecture and Urban Environment, Not Elsewhere Classified.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Equivalent Subjects LGYA 1293 - Metropolitan Structures Cities in Transformation
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Assess and create a collaborative explanation of the historic development of urban and regional planning.
- Critically apply and relate understandings of planning histories and theories to contemporary planning.
- Combine knowledge of planning histories and theories to explain how the role of the planner and planning practices have changed.
Historical overview of planning as a profession
History of urban planning of pre-industrial cities
Nineteenth century slums and the Garden City movement
The modern and the post-modern city
History of evolution of modes of transport, city form and suburbanization
The typologies of planning theory
Systems and rational theories of planning
Marxism and critical theory
Planning under neo-liberalism
Post-colonial theories of planning
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Participation: Preparation for tutorial work||500 words||10||N||Individual|
|Presentation: Themes in Sydney’s planning history||15 minutes||20||N||Group|
|Essay: Planning themes, concepts and theories in practice.||1,500 words||40||N||Individual|
|Short Answer: Key concepts in planning theory and their links to practice.||1,000 words||30||N||Individual|
Parramatta City - Macquarie St
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