16006 Introduction to Resilient Development6cp; weekly
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
This subject provides an introduction to sustainable development and discusses the triple bottom line concept of environmental, economic and social sustainability in urban development as well as the associated ESG concept of environment, social and governance sustainability, particularly in relation to sustainable development. Sustainable practices are discussed and demonstrated using national and international case studies, guest lectures, in-class group discussions and exercises and, if possible, field visits. To gain maximum benefit from this class, students must attend each class sessions.
The subject investigates urban resilience and the sustainability challenges faced by global cities, and more specifically by the City of Sydney as they also seek to address these challenges locally. The causes and urban effects of global warming are discussed, as are issues relating to water sensitive urban design, greenhouse gas emissions (and reduction), energy consumption (and alternative energy development strategies), air quality and population growth challenges, economic planning for resilience, social sustainability, and the built environment industries' responsibility to create safe places.
Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus
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