Human Geography and Planning are the essential disciplines for understanding the complexities of cities and regions and guiding their sustainable development. This major explores the complex interplay of environmental, economic, social, and political processes shaping human activities at a range of scales from global to local. To flourish, human and urban development must grapple with ecological sustainability, cultural diversity, changing demographic pressures, disasters and global markets. You’ll develop the relevant knowledge and skills to help resolve major urban and regional problems and ultimately have the ability to contribute to the creation of liveable communities, vibrant economies and sustainable places. It is envisaged that there will be up to three overnight field trips (with a cost of up to $500 per student, to cover the cost of food and accommodation for around 10 nights). Studying this major provides you with the foundation to pursue further study leading to full recognition as a professional planner through the Masters of Urban and Regional Planning or the Masters of International Development.