The subject covers the essential science needed to understand the impacts of urbanisation on the environment, describes environmental policy and governance from the global to the local levels, and then provides case studies of environmental planning issues and responses. Topics such as urban water management, urban greening and urban biodiversity are presented and discussed in an integrated manner addressing technology, design and governance.
Intended learning outcomes
Understand the scientific backdrop to climate change
Understand environmental policy relevant to cities and urban change
Familiarity with urban environmental planning initiatives
Be able to contribute to urban environmental planning policies and plans
• Teamwork • Environmental policy and governance • Ability to anticipate and plan for urban environmental change