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ECO330 Regional Sustainable Development (8)

Abstract

This subject aims to develop an understanding of how regions develop. It begins with an overview of the key issues affecting Australia's regions. It looks at economic theories that both explain how regions develop and suggest appropriate policies for regional development within the economic, geographic and historical context of Australia's federal system of government. The contributions of major industry sectors to regional development are investigated, including their linkages and the development of industry clusters and networks, within the broad framework of sustainable growth and development.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Accounting and Finance

Assumed Knowledge

(ECO100 or ECO120) and ECO110

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to describe the economic disparities between urban and rural regions;
- be able to explain how regions have been defined and delineated over time;
- be able to describe the key issues affecting Australia's regions;
- be able to describe economic theories that both explain how regions develop, and suggest appropriate policies for regional development;
- be able to outline the changes in regional development policies within the historical context of Australia's federal system of government;
- be able to explain the role of infrastructure in regional development;
- be able to describe the contributions of major industry sectors to regional development, including their linkages and the development of industry clusters and networks, within the broad framework of sustainable growth and development.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
Australia's diverging regions Defining and delineating regions for economic development Definitions and theories of regional development Regional development policy The role of agriculture in regional development The contribution of manufacturing and other industries Industry clusters in regional development Infrastructure and regional development Sustainability and regional development

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 13 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.