Cities: From Local to Global
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Fun subject with positive teaching staff. The lectures always had a guest panel which allowed for interesting concepts, topics and opinions to be shared. Assignments based around social justice issues in a particular municipality of Melbourne. Two field trips involved people counting and random interviews of citizens. Assignments were straight forward but required research and analytical thinking to make them worthwhile. Involvement with the municipality council makes the subject feel relevant. Subject is naturally very politically left winged, which causes it to stray away from the issue at hand at times.
Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018
Good subject overall. The lectures were interesting, I liked how there was a series of panels who came in to talk about their areas of expertise. Reading were okay. However, the assignments weren't as good. Overall, the assignments were good in regards to having to go out onto the field to get data etc. but the ways in which the tutors mark is really unfair as it is very hard to get a decent mark, even though I did really well in similar subjects.
Anonymous, Semester 1, 2016
Lectures were suburb. It was a very organised subject. Guest lectures (people who work in the planning & designing industry) came almost every week. However, there were no lecture recordings. Assignments were challenging but very relevant as they get students to go out and 'have a taste' of what it's like to be a planner. Tutors were a bit harsh at marking (very hard to get a H1) but getting good scores is achievable. Overall, the best subject I have done so far in environments!