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Urban Systems (7976.4)

Level: Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment


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    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (178486) - View
    • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164916) - View
    • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (159533) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (139999) - View

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    This unit takes a sectoral approach to urban systems: land, housing, water, waste, transport, energy, communications, commercial development, health and education. It examines the financing and management of these systems and the roles of government, the private sector and the community. Co-ordinating urban system development is addressed.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Understand the principles and processes underlying successful public/private sector relationships in the financing and management of urban systems; be able to define required system outcomes and analyse contractual relationships between government and the private sector in the delivery of systems and associated services; and

    2. Be able to establish co-ordinating frameworks for urban systems development and infrastructure investment.

    Contact Hours

    Two hours lectures and one hour tutorial.


    7967 Introduction to Planning OR 7970 Strategic Planning.



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