PLNG5411 Urban and Regional Analysis

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Geographical Science [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
This unit develops a range of quantitative and qualitative techniques for urban and regional analysis. This includes advanced methods for the analysis of economic systems, social structure, demography and land use. Specific training is provided in urban and regional modelling, social and economic indicators and advanced policy analysis.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical perspectives underlying urban and regional analytical techniques; (2) understand the strengths and limitations of competing urban and regional analytical techniques; and (3) select and utilise appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods in the analysis of urban and regional systems.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) reading logs (30 per cent); (2) research presentation (10 per cent); and (3) research report with field trip notes (60 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Kirsten Martinus
Unit rules
enrolment in Master of Curriculum Studies (32510)
Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Studies (32310)
Master of Environmental Science (72530)
Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560)
Master of International Development (71550)
Master of Geographic Information Science (71570)
enrolment in honours in the Faculty of Science and students in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560) must have completed 24 points.
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis
Contact hours
40 (teaching blocks: 12 x 2 hours 45 minutes; field trip: 1 x 7 hours)
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