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Unit Code
Unit Title
KAA310 Emerging Issues in Regional Development
(Not Offered 2014)
KAA312 Innovation in Regional Development
(Not Offered 2014)

2014 KAA312 Innovation in Regional Development

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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Not Offered


KAA312 will examine the relationship between innovation and regional development through the role of governments, communities and markets. Increasingly, successful regional innovation is linked to how the three sectors - markets, governments and communities - can work together creatively at the regional and local level.

This unit will examine how innovation can shape and drive regional development through the development of new approaches to the spatial and sectoral policy challenges. These new approaches include: new regionalism and two components - regional innovation systems, and regional development platform models.

This unit examines how the assumption of innovation as a key component of emerging new approaches to regional development can move from theory to practice and contribute to policy development at a regional level across a range of sectoral challenges, issues and opportunities.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


3,500 word major assignment (40%), preliminary project brief (10%), on-line discussion board contributions (10%)and a 2-hr exam (40%).


Weekly lectures and tutorials

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - W,L,H
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - W,L,H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq 2 units at an introductory level and 2 units at an intermediate level in regional science or equivalent

STAFF: Clayton Hawkins (Unit Coordinator), Matthew Campbell-Ellis

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