Planning for Housing - 2016

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Unit summary

URP620

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Housing Strategy Part A (30%) , Assignment 2 - Housing Strategy Part B (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

An appreciation of the social, cultural and economic dynamics underpinning housing policy and the housing market in general. Exploration of the strategic and statutory planning instruments affecting housing.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. analyse housing issues and the prospects for planning intervention
  2. demonstrate analytical skills to access evaluate and synthesise housing-related information
  3. demonstrate high level written and graphic communication skills.
  • Assignment 1 — Housing Strategy Part A (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Housing Strategy Part B (30%)
  • Essay (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Housing issues and concepts
2Social and economic influences on the housing market
3Housing diversity
4Housing affordability
5Home ownership and rental markets
6Social housing
7Locational disadvantage and social exclusion
8Intergenerational and ageing population housing
9Role of planners in housing reform
10Regional housing issues
11International perspectives
12Overview of housing

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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