Urban Renewal

Urban Renewal

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21-22 June, 5-6 July, 2-3 August (9-5pm)
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In class

Examine the concepts of spatial restructuring, including system governance and urban restructuring

This short course in urban renewal at UNSW Bult Environment takes you through urban spatial dynamics explaining the underpinning concept of spatial restructuring, including impacts of system governance and urban restructuring with a comparison of internationally based sites. This course will clarify economic linkages, market-driven processes along with policy, history and evolution.

This course will introduce you to key concepts concerned with urban spatial dynamics; the drivers and processes of urban spatial restructuring; and the potential roles and forms of state intervention in influencing such restructuring. you will become familiar with the evolution of official thinking on renewing Australia’s cities to the present day; its changing goals, terminology and financing. You will also gain an appreciation of the range of stakeholders with interests in urban renewal, and of their contrasting roles and perspectives. Framing themes running through the course will include system governance and the distributional consequences of urban restructuring. While its coverage of urban renewal practice will have a particular focus on Sydney, the course will also acknowledge and explain respects in which urban processes and policy approaches have differed in other Australian capital cities. Additionally, it will contain an international comparative dimension to help explain the emergence of policy thinking in Europe and North America which has often come to have an influence here in Australia.

Key Information

Learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Understand linkages between economic and social change and urban restructuring.
  2. Understand market-driven urban renewal processes and the potential roles of government.
  3. Understand urban renewal policy history and evolution.
  4. Recognise the competing interests typically inherent in urban renewal.

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive:

  1. Official Certificate of completion.
  2. Up to 40 PIA CPD points.
  • Domestic students: AUD $3690 
  • International students: AUD $4500 

Please visit the fees page for more information.

Eligibility criteria

An undergraduate degree with a Credit average or above in a relevant field such as a built environment discipline or studies in social science, social policy, business or law.

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The UNSW Non-Award Course page provides you with further details on how to apply.