• Offered by Policy and Governance Program
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Policy and Governance
  • Areas of interest Policy Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Bingqin Li
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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Selected Themes in Public Policy (POGO8102)

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Although the precise content of this course varies from year to year, students will find that this course examines an emerging issue in public policy from a multi-disciplinary perspective.  Course themes over recent years have included Indigenous Policies, Environmental Policies and Inter-governmental Policies.  Topics vary with the interests of changing lecturers.  The aim is to bring students face to face with policy experts who have substantial practical experience with policy advising and policy implementation.

Other Information

Topic: Urbanisation and Human Settlement
Offered Semester 1 2015

Course Description: 

The world is experiencing urbanisation at an unprecedented scale. In many countries, a large number of people move from the farming sector to industries, from their rural homes to towns and cities either in their home country or abroad.

On the one hand, we see lots of negative outcomes: the destinations of migration struggle to cope with the pressure of massive increase in the population from poorer backgrounds, and the home of migrants suffer from loss of talents and often trapped in poverty and broken society. On the other hand, we also see the enormous opportunities urbanisation can bring to migrants, businesses and the country as a whole.

Cities in the world have adopted very different approaches or strategies to provide services and governance to cope with these pressures.  As they try to do so, many questions need to be addressed:

o    What would be decent living conditions for migrant population?

o    What kinds of needs and rights should migrants enjoy?

o    Who should take on the responsibility to improve living conditions for migrant population?

o    How to prioritise or allocate resources to deal with complicated challenges in relation to human settlement?

o    How to deal with the challenges of urbanisation when facing environmental constraints and the trends of aging society?

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Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Policy and Governance Program to request a permission code to enrol in this course.


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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3762
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4566
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Urbanisation and Human Settlement
2114 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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