University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

GEOG 7014 - Sustainable Cities: Planning for Climate Change

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 6
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 4 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: Completed degree (72 units)
Incompatible: GEOG 5091, GEOG 5092
Assessment: Two tutorial presentations on key topic 40%, review essay 40%, online module 20%

Increasingly both the developed and developing world are acknowledging significant challenges to environmental sustainability at the global, regional and local scales. Human-induced climate change is one driver of this concern, but others include concerns with water quality and availability, the impact of air pollution on human health and the loss of valuable agricultural land. The challenges are further exacerbated by the need to consider cultural, social and economic sustainability, alongside the more commonly discussed environmental issues. Cities lie at the forefront of sustainability challenges: the majority of the world's population lives in an urban area, and cities are the focus of the overwhelming majority of economic activity and resource consumption. This course examines issues of environmental sustainability in cities and the ways in which governments and communities can plan and act to achieve more sustainable outcomes. The course examines issues around urban design, transport planning and provision, planning regulations, housing supply, economic structure and waste management and handling.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21845 SE01 15 2 28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 10am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 10am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room
29833 SE02 10 8 28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 10am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 10am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class