Delivery and Resources
GEOP181 Cities and Planning is taught over 13 weeks in a lecture/tutorial format. Each week, a two hour time slot is set aside for lectures and one hour for tutorials. The lectures will be recorded and made available via Echo360 which is linked to the iLearn page. We strongly encourage on-campus students to attend the lecture as they are scheduled just before the the tutorials. There will be a number of fantastic guest lectures.
Please note that there is a guided walking tour of Macquarie Park scheduled in the lecture slot (10am-12pm) in week 5. There are two required readings set for each week and it is essential that you do these readings. Any additional required readings will be extremely short (for example, a piece from the Conversation or a link to related planning documents for you to peruse). In S2 2017, we are trialling Leganto - a new way of accessing and organising unit readings in iLearn. A presentation on Leganto is scheduled for week one. It has some great functions for building your own reading collections for assignments and also has citation tools to assist with generating reference lists. You will note that readings are divided into "required" and "recommended". Recommended readings are included as a resource for your assignments. You are strongly encouraged to read widely on a range of urban theories and issues beyond the set requirements of the unit.
It is extremely important that you have regular access to a computer and iLearn in GEOP181. Not only will lecture slides and notes be posted on iLearn, it is also where you will submit your assignments via the Turnitin link and receive feedback. Donna will post important notices via the announcements tool. A separate dialogue will be set up for on campus and off-campus students where you can post any questions that you may have. The link to the iLearn login page is: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/
Weekly Required Reading Schedule
Week 1 Life on an Urban Planet
Welcome to the Anthropocene (N.D) Online: http://anthropocene.info/
Explore website and watch 3minute film ‘An Urbanizing Planet’: http://anthropocene.info/short-films.php
Castree, Noel (2016) An Official Welcome to the Anthropcene: But Who Gets to Decide its Here? The Conservation. Online: https://theconversation.com/an-official-welcome-to-the-anthropocene-epoch-but-who-gets-to-decide-its-here-57113
Week 2 - Planning Doctrine 1: Ideal Cities and Utopian Planning
Friedman, J. (2012) The Good City: In Defense of Utopian Thinking. In Susan Farnstein and Scott Campbell (eds) Readings in Planning Theory, pp: 87-104.
Sennett, R. (2013) Reflections on the Public Realm. In Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson (eds) The New Blackwell Companion to the City, pp: 390-397.
Week 3 Planning Doctrine 2: The Rise of Modern Planning
Hall, P (2000) The Centenary of Modern Planning in R Freestone (ed), Urban Planning in a Changing World: The Twentieth Century Experience, pp. 20-39.
Harvey, D. (2008) The Right to the City. New Left Review, pp: 23-40.
Week 4 Planning Doctrine 3: The Participatory Turn in Planning
Arnstein, S. (1969) A Ladder of Citizen Participation, Journal of the American Institute of Planners 35(4) pp: 216-224.
Porter, P. How Can we Meaningfully Recognise Australian Cities as Indigenous Places? The Conversation. Online: https://theconversation.com/how-can-we-meaningfully-recognise-cities-as-indigenous-places-65561
Sandercock, L. (2004) Towards a Planning Imagination for the 21st Century. Journal of the American Planning Association 70(2): 133-141.
Week 5 - Field Trip to Macquarie Park (tutorials scheduled as normal)
Yigitcanlar, T et al (2016) Place Making for Knowledge Generation and Innovation: Planning and Branding Brisbane's Knowledge Community Precincts, Journal of Urban Technology, 23:1, 115-146.
Monge, F. (2012) Urban Anthropological Research: Old Spaces and New Ways of Living. Anthropology in the City, edited by Italo Pardo, and Giuliana B. Prato, Taylor and Francis
Week 6 - Sensing the City
Amin, A. (2015) Animated Space. Public Culture 27(2): 239-257.
Urry, J. (2013) City Life and the Senses. The New Blackwell Companion to the City, pp: 347-356.
Week 7 - Urban Mobilities and Transport
Sipe, N. 2014. Transport Planning. In Jason Byrne et al (eds) Australian Environmental Planning: Challenges and Future Prospects. New York and Oxon: Routledge, pp. 146-157
Dowling, R., and Simpson C. (2013) ‘Shift – the way you move’: reconstituting automobility’. Continuum: A Journal of Cultural and Media Studies 27(3): 421-433.
Week 8 Urban Governance
A Plan for a Growing Sydney. Online: http://www.greatersydneycommission.nsw.gov.au/en/What-We-Do/A-Plan-for-Growing-Sydney
Randolph B and Tice, A (2017) 'Relocating Disadvantage in Five Australian Cities: Socio-spatial Polarisation under Neo-liberalism', Urban Policy and Research, 35(2): 103-121 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08111146.2016.1221337
Power, E (2017) Is this the budget that forgot renters? The Conversation: http://theconversation.com/is-this-the-budget-that-forgot-renters-77101
Week 9 Urban Dwelling and Inhabitation
Shaw, K. (2008) Gentrification: What it is, and What Can Be Done about It. Geography Compass 2(5): 1697-1728.
Foster, J. (2014) Hiding in plain view: Vacancy and prospect in Paris’ Petite Ceinture. Cities 40: 124-132.
Week 10 Urban Resilience and Infrastructures
Resilient city: http://www.resilientcity.org/index.cfm?id=11449
Green Infrastructure: Concepts and Definitions. Online: http://gievidencebase.botanicgardens.sa.gov.au/contents/green-infrastructure-concepts-and-definitions
Swyngedouw, E (2006) Circulations and metabolisms: (Hybrid) natures and (Cyborg) cities. Science as Culture 15(2): 105-121.
Week 11 Urban Nature
Owens, M and Wolch, J (2015) Lively cities: people, animals and urban ecoystems. The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies Edited by Linda Kalof. Oxford University Press.
Houston, D et al (2016) Climate Cosmopolitics and the Possibilities for Urban Planning. Nature and Culture 11(3): 259-277.