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About the Urban Renewal and Housing Program
Why study Urban Renewal and Housing?
The degree is designed to cater for those looking to enter or advance a career in the urban policy or practitioner space whether in state or local government, in consultancy, in social or private enterprise settings. This program is for students graduating from geography, social policy, planning and other built environment programs, as well as for mid-career professionals working in relevant sectors.
Deepen your understanding through diverse learning approaches
The degree utilises a range of teaching strategies to enhance your learning experience. As well as lectures, you will participate in case studies and field trips, as well as student-led workshops. Senior policymaker and practitioner guest lecture contributions will provide you with a major "real world" component to complement your academic learning.
Develop learning through wide-ranging interdisciplinary studies
You will gain an understanding of:
- the history of city development;
- the drivers and evolving interpretations of urban renewal;
- the financing and management of renewal projects;
- the aims, objectives and instruments of housing policy;
- analytical techniques for housing markets;
- community participation and urban governance;
- advanced research methods.
The program will draw on insights from a range of disciplinary traditions including social policy, law and economics.
Develop an international perspective on urban renewal and housing agendas
Many of the sessions feature international comparisons to contextualise Australian agendas, especially relating to urban renewal and housing policy and practice in North America and the UK.
Benefit from research-informed teaching
Being closely associated with UNSW’s City Futures Research Centre, one of Australia’s leading urban research groups, the program is informed by CFRC’s cutting edge policy-focused studies on housing, planning and related topics.
Work and study at the same time
This program has been developed with professionals in mind. All core courses are taught on Fridays and Saturdays to minimise disruption to your professional responsibilities. This maximises scope for balancing your work, family and study time.
Your career outcomes
The degree will open doors into a range of urban professional realms. It is designed to help place you on a fast track to a senior role developing or implementing housing and/or renewal policy, whether in private, public or not-for-profit sectors.