University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

GEOG 2201 - Cities and Sustainability

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to students of Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Assessment: Online quiz 20%, Participation 10%, Essay 30%, Exam 40%.

As cities grow and develop their environmental impacts are concentrated locally but have impacts across the globe. Informed by a critical use of urban political ecology, this course focuses on the complex interaction between the social and material processes of urbanisation and environmental change. Students will be introduced to: the way urban development alters soils, water systems and biodiversity; energy and resource flows within and through cities; the contribution of cities to climate change and the impacts of climate change on cities. In the process of exploring these issues, students will be introduced to measures aimed at addressing the environmental impacts of urbanisation and creating more sustainable cities.

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Commonwealth supported
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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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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
21844 SE01 30 4 28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 10am - 12pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 10am - 12pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
Note: There will also be a seperate pre-recorded lecture for this course.
29831 SE02 10 5 28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 10am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 10am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class