The Geography of Cities and Regions (GEOS2123)


This unit of study reviews the approaches used by Geographers to examine urban and regional areas. Lectures consider how Geographers understand the concepts of 'space', 'place', 'territory' and 'region'. These concepts are then deployed to practical questions about urban and rural development, using examples from both Australia and overseas. Lecture-based delivery of these issues is complemented by field-trips and the use of GIS to analyse and map relevant socio-economic data from the Population Census and other sources.

Further unit of study information


2 one hour lectures per week, 12 hours of practical work per semester


One 2hr exam, one 2000w fieldwork report, one 1500w prac assignment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

24 credit points of Junior Science Units of Study, including (6 credit points of Junior Geoscience or ECOP1001 or ECOP1002)


GEOG2411 or GEOS2923

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.