Planning for Sustainability - 2016

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Unit summary

URP590

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Case Study - Sustainable development (40%) , Journal (50%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
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Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

The examination of sustainability principles and urban form, including the study of interest groups, sustainable development, global and local environmental issues and responses, policies and agreements, indicators and audits.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. describe the key issues for environmental planning and its implications for urban form
  2. analyse the management and governance of sustainability issues in relation to multi-criteria reporting
  3. analyse the theoretical aspects of the sustainability debate within local and global contexts
  4. apply the knowledge of sustainability indicators and audits to a planning project.
  • Case Study — Sustainable development (40%)
  • Journal (50%)
  • Online Discussion — Discussion board presentation (10%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction to planning for sustainability
2Climate change
3Sustainability assessment
4Social sustainability
5The economic pillar
6Governance
7Risk and uncertainty
8Biodiversity planning
9Sustainable water resource planning
10Brown issues
11Sustainability at a local level; resilience theory
12Sustainable cities

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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