Subject details

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

  1. describe the key issues for environmental planning and its implications for urban form
  2. critically demonstrate the management and governance of sustainability issues in relation to multi criteria reporting
  3. compare the theoretical aspects of the sustainability debate within local and global contexts
  4. validate the knowledge of sustainability indicators and audits to a planning project.
  • Topics
    • Introduction to planning for sustainability
    • Climate change
    • Sustainability assessment
    • Social sustainability
    • The economic pillar
    • Governance
    • Risk and uncertainty
    • Biodiversity planning
    • Sustainable water resource planning
    • Brown issues
    • Sustainability at a local level; resilience theory
    • Sustainable cities
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone

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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  • Assignment 1 - Literature/Media Review (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Journals/Discussion Brd Review (35%)
  • Assignment 3 - Sustainability Assessment Rprt (35%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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