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EV5301 - Urban Geography and Design

[Offered in odd-numbered years in JCU Singapore. ]

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

The history of urban development, theories of urban hierarchy, function and urban land use with special reference to Australia and the international context. The subject examines theoretical and applied aspects of settlement design, urban form, housing and their post modernist influences in developed and developing situations. Emphasis will be on urban settlements, although rural and semi urban forms will be examined as well. In addition to the academic programs to which it contributes (Environmental Science, Geography, Social Science and Education), the subject is a useful briefing for those who plan to work and/or conduct research in the region.

Learning Outcomes

  • use computer mapping to generate urban design;
  • analyse social and economic characteristics of urban populations and measure and predict population change, growth and development;
  • learn the processes and trends that have shaped cities and towns and the historical contexts of urban forms and patterns.


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor David King
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David King, Dr Yetta Gurtner, Assoc. Professor Lisa Law, Dr Silvia Tavares.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); essays (40%); assignments (30%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Lisa Law.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 36 hours practicals
      Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); essays (40%); assignments (30%).

      JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
      Census Date 08-Aug-2019
      Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Lisa Law
      Contact hours:
      • 62 hours - Combined lectures and practicals
        Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); essays (40%); assignments (30%).

        Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.