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Area/Catalogue
ARCH 4026

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
013028

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Art, Architecture and Design

Course aim

To provide students with critical understanding of planning and development issues and contemporary planning practice in developing countries, with particular reference to Asia  and the Asia-Pacific Region.

Course content

Issues in cross-cultural comparative studies; problems of the transferability of ideas. Urban growth and change in developing countries. Comparative studies of planning policy and practice. Human settlements, housing and transport issues. Environmental sustainability under conditions of rapid growth. Employment, poverty and the informal sector.  Discourses of sustainability and development in the ‘Third World’. Case studies of selected Asian cities and regions.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1.5 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1.5 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Essay 1150 words 25% N/A
Essay 2000 words 45% N/A
Portfolio 1350 words (or equivalent) 30% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Art, Architecture and Design

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