ECO330 Regional Sustainable Development (8)
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.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
HD/FL
Duration
One session
School
School 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
Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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

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