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The urban dimension of sustainability is the focus of this subject. The nexus between cities and rural areas is acknowledged. A holistic view of sustainability is explored (environmental, social, cultural and economic). The contribution of cities to the crises of the environment is analysed. Solutions based on existing experience and practice are explored using international and local examples. Methods of planning are discussed, with an emphasis on the policy barriers likely to be encountered and ways of overcoming them.
Intended learning outcomes
- To deepen students' understanding of urban sustainability and its relationship to public values and goals.
- To analyse the means of governance and planning for urban sustainability.
- To critically analyse approaches to planning for urban sustainability.
- To propose solutions to facilitate urban sustainability.
- To be advocates for implementing the sustainability of the environment
- To have a broad global understanding with increased regard for human rights, equity and ethics
- To examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
Last updated: 18 December 2020