Location & Land Use

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Location & Land Use

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Studies, Geography, Urban Studies and Planning

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description
    Models & techniques applicable in planning, property and professional situations for analysing locational choice, land uses, investments, and economic activities in a framework of globalisation
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    • 1.1 Explain the nature of models and the property market
    • 1.2 Explain how economic activity can be measured in the setting of location and landuse
    • 1.3 Explain how communications and information technology have advanced world development and globalisation
    • 1.4 Explain input/output relations in farming and an economic rent theory of agricultural location and landuse
    • 1.5 Explain the profit maximising model of the firm as applied to agricultural production
    • 1.6 Outline locational and landuse elements of Australian primary production systems
    • 1.7 Explain the least cost, uncertainty and behaviourist models of industrial location and landuse
    • 1.8 Explain elements of location and landuse in Australia's industrial development, environment and links with global restructuring
    • 1.9 Explain Australia's current industrial geography and the bearing of systematic and regional market studies
    • 1.10 Discuss the nature of service activity, models of its location and the globalisation of service markets
    • 1.11 Outline a model of office location and discuss office dynamics and market analysis
    • 1.12 Explain industry structure and conduct in retailing, issues in shopping centre development and the bearing of e-commerce on location and landuse
    • 2.1 Assess the applicability of models of location and landuse in real world situations
    • 2.2 Relate empirical facts of location and landuse to theoretical frameworks studied in the course.
    • 2.3 Explain policy implications of appropriate elements studied in location and landuse.
    • 3.1 Engage in oral discussion about theoretical or empirical elements of location and landuse.
    • 3.2 Formulate and present a recorded group discussion in an interesting and attractive way.
    • 4.1 Identify contestable theoretical components in the study of location and landuse
    • 4.2 Discuss issues of location and landuse in a comprehensive manner and reach definable (academic or policy) conclusions
    Class Contact
    3 Contact hours
    Assessment Summary
    Discussion (Recorded Group): 35%
    Discussion (Individual Class Discussion): 15%
    Final Exam: 50%

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