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Green Infrastructure Technologies (ENST30003)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5Not available in 2018

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Overview

Year of offerNot available in 2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeENST30003
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This subject explores and evaluates green infrastructure technologies, including green roofs, green walls, green facades and water-sensitive urban design installations. Students study the underpinning science that supports these technologies and their use in urban environments to achieve environmental, social and economic outcomes, including plant ecology, horticulture, hydrology and the science of growing media including soils and green-roof substrates. There is a strong emphasis on understanding the functions of different design systems and the engineering applications of green infrastructure in landscape and building installations. The subject also uses case studies, field visits and industry practitioners to investigate, analyse and evaluate green infrastructure technologies and systems.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Understand the underpinning science and evidence of benefits of green infrastructure
  • Evaluate the types, elements, roles, functions and green infrastructure technologies and associated design applications
  • Investigate and analyse green infrastructure technologies that address site, environmental, function and management considerations
  • Design a green-infrastructure installation that performs multiple functions, including the provision of relevant ecosystem services

Last updated: 11 August 2018