The Geography of Cities and Regions (GEOS2123)


How can we understand the ways that cities and regions change over time, and how these processes shape people's lives? This Unit of Study provides conceptual and practical material for exploring these questions. A program of lectures and tutorials in complemented by close study of Sydney, using GIS (census and satellite imagery) and a series of walking tours to different parts of the city. Assessment is tailored to projects in which students are required to integrate conceptual ideas about cities and regions with GIS mapping and field observations.

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Equivalent of one hour lecture; one hour tutorial per week


Written reports (20%), exam (40%), field report (20%), GIS project (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


6 credit points of first year Geosciences units or ECOP1001 or ECOP1002



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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.