Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions
Associate Professor Ruth Beilin, Faculty of Science, and
Dr Ole Fryd, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions is offered as a major field of study in the Master of Environment degree.
Complex relationships exist between cities and the agricultural and natural environments on which they rely. The Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions major examines such relationships and how they impact on urban, suburban, rural and regional dwellers in the 21st century at different scales.
This major applies sustainability concepts across various settings including the urban, rural and regional landscapes.
Appropriate for professionals working in land management, extension, and planning agencies working and/or researching domestically or internationally, we are looking for students whose background equips them to move into advanced study of these issues.
Study in this major leads to employment in regulatory agencies, local, state and national government, international and national consulting companies and industries. Students can expect to work in urban, rural or regional areas.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete the Master of Environment will have:
- Knowledge to undertake professional practice in environment or sustainability, including:
- Specialised knowledge in an environmental discipline or field of practice, including knowledge of recent developments in this field
- Knowledge of the cross-disciplinary nature of environmental issues and professional practice to promote sustainable futures
- Knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to specialist field of environmental inquiry
- Skills for collaborative and creative problem solving in environmental practice, including:
- Ability to critically analyse and synthesise environmental knowledge
- Ability to envision environmental change and propose pathways to realise this change
- Ability to communicate complex environmental knowledge and research effectively to a range of audiences
- Ability to work effectively in cross-disciplinary teams
- Technical skills for professional practice and research in field of specialisation
- Demonstrated capacity to:
- Exercise well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner in an environmental discipline or professional field
- Plan and execute a substantial project in an area of environmental research or practice
Upon successful completion of the Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions specialisation, students will be able to:
- analyse complex relationships between cities and agricultural and natural environments on which they rely;
- propose strategies for sustainable planning, policy and management of human settlements and natural resources; and,
collaborate across disciplines and sectors in the context of urban and regional planning and policy.