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SSUD71-237: Infrastructure and City Economics


The subject explores the role of economic development and city planning in the development of soft and hard infrastructure that leads to economic prosperity for urban centres. The subject develops a comprehensive understanding of land development markets within cities. It then focuses on levels of governance and private investment responsible for infrastructure development and evaluates key drivers including political, social and environmental challenges in the realisation of infrastructure implementation. This subject will enable you to critically assess the socio-political context and explain key urban theory such as urban consolidation, environmental conservation offsets and the imporatance of building future capacity within infrastructure. You will engage with real live projects, stakeholders and a range of practitioners while participating in interactive lectures and blended learning activities. You will also participate in online activities and reflective professional practice activities to build relevant experience in the design and land development industry.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,310
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,450

Learning outcomes

1. Explain and evaluate the links between land use and infrastructure development 2. Demonstrate professional consultancy skills relevant to both private and public practice such as communication, ethical standards and research capabilities. 3. Undertake extensive research, data analysis, innovate in problem solving and presentation methods 4. Comprehend the relationship between economic prosperity, sustainable development and infrastructure provision. 5. Demonstrate understanding of how funding partnerships for infrastructure enhances the standards of service and timing of infrastructure implementation.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens17/07/2022
Semester start12/09/2022
Subject start12/09/2022
Cancellation 1?26/09/2022
Cancellation 2?03/10/2022
Last enrolment25/09/2022
Withdraw – Financial?08/10/2022
Withdraw – Academic?29/10/2022
Teaching census?07/10/2022