Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Topics
    • Housing issues and concepts
    • Social and economic influences on the housing market
    • Housing diversity
    • Housing affordability
    • Home ownership and rental markets
    • Social housing
    • Locational disadvantage and social exclusion
    • Intergenerational and ageing population housing
    • Role of planners in housing reform
    • Regional housing issues
    • International perspectives
    • Overview of housing
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone

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.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Assignment 1 - Essay (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Housing Strategy Part A (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Housing Strategy Part B (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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