RIVERBANK REDEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH CITIES

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RIVERBANK REDEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH CITIES

Introduction

As population grows, the demand for housing and other social amenities continue to
grow. The growth of the population has not matched regeneration of thee social amenities
leading to challenges like pollution, congestion, and others (Johnson, Ambrose, Bassett, et al.
1997, p. 585). Urban planners have a major role to play in regenerating the existing urban
centres to ensure that they address these challenges. Considering that development of new urban
centres is costly and the land mass is decreasing, the only solution to the current urban problem
is seeking innovative solutions that increase efficiency and reduce pollution and other challenges
without interfering with the ability to serve the residents. Pollution, congestion, and other aspect
of urban plan have major impact on health. For example, few footpaths discourage people from
walking. This reduces physical inactivity and consequently led to development of weight related
problems like obesity, heart diseases, and others (Massompoor 2004, 2).

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Assessment
Assessment Details
Details of assessment submission and return are listed under each assessment task. Assessment tasks will be
returned to you within two to three weeks of submission.
If the Course Coordinator allows submissions in hard copy format, you will be required to attach an
Assignment Cover Sheet which is available on the learnonline student help (https://lo.unisa.edu.au/mod/book/
view.php?id=1843&chapterid=567) and in myUniSA.
Assessment Summary
# Form of assessment Length Duration Weighting Due date
(Adelaide
Time)
Submit via Objectives being
assessed
1 Group Presentation
based on Case
Study
N/A 10 minutes 40% Weekly
schedule
following the
mid term
break to be
advised
In person CO1, CO3, CO5
2 Essay or Proposal 2700 N/A 60% 8 Jun 2018,
5:00 PM
learnonline CO1, CO4, CO5
Feedback proformas
The feedback proforma is available on your learnonline course site. It can be accessed via the Feedback Form
link in the Course Essentials block.
Assessments
Article Review. Review of a relevant journal article (Graded)
This course is in large part concerned with how to change the built environment in order to promote activities/
behaviours such as greater physical activity, quality social interaction, better food consumption and contact with
nature. However even if the built environment does in principle enable/encourage the four activities there is of
course no guarantee that people will take advantage of these opportunities and nor do all groups have equal
access to health promoting environments including access to neighborhoods free from air and or water born
pollutants.
For this assignment you will form small inter – disciplinary groups and through a case study demonstrate how
design, planning and or community programs can be used to improve physical activity, quality social interaction,
better food consumption and contact with nature
The case study can be a specific physical location such as one of the field trip sites or another site. It could also
be a population, program or behaviour
The case study should be developed with four basic components
• conceptual framework informed by succinct literature review including reference to target population
or behaviour
• description of the site/program/population/behaviour
• issues/analysis
• proposed solutions including critiques, applied issues and hurdles, presentation of intersection(s) of
HEALTH knowledges and PLANNING knowledges
Further guidance will be provided in the first week two weeks
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Discussion paper (Graded)
For the final assignment you will write an essay or proposal in which you will argue for the adoption of certain
direction/solution – eg design, research, conceptualization, evaluation, etc in relation to a key construct
discussed in the course such as for example one of the four health promoting behaviours, health impact
assessments, walkability audits, urbanicity, social determinants of health, obesogenic environments,
epidemiology, biophylia or salutogenisis. You can build on your work in the first assignment and develop an
argument that is based in for example health policy, town planning, urban design, health promotion, community
health research or as a consumer of health or town planning services regulations.
Your essay or proposal will be developed in a logical structure informed by the literature, leading to position or
proposal and which demonstrates your critical thinking eg consideration of alternative approaches and
justification of your choice.
This assignment is primarily testing innovation in this multi-disciplinary environment
Further guidance will be provided in the first weeks of the course.

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RIVERBANK REDEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH CITIES

Introduction

As population grows, the demand for housing and other social amenities continue to
grow. The growth of the population has not matched regeneration of thee social amenities
leading to challenges like pollution, congestion, and others (Johnson, Ambrose, Bassett, et al.
1997, p. 585). Urban planners have a major role to play in regenerating the existing urban
centres to ensure that they address these challenges. Considering that development of new urban
centres is costly and the land mass is decreasing, the only solution to the current urban problem
is seeking innovative solutions that increase efficiency and reduce pollution and other challenges
without interfering with the ability to serve the residents. Pollution, congestion, and other aspect
of urban plan have major impact on health. For example, few footpaths discourage people from
walking. This reduces physical inactivity and consequently led to development of weight related
problems like obesity, heart diseases, and others (Massompoor 2004, 2)………

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