University of Technology Sydney

16006 Introduction to Resilient Development

6cp; weekly
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



The subject investigates urban resilience and the sustainability challenges faced by global cities, and more specifically by the City of Sydney and the Greater Sydney area as a demonstration of how these challenges may be considered and addressed locally. You are introduced to the concept of sustainable development and will explore the business concepts of the triple bottom line (environmental, economic, and social sustainability) and ESG (environment, social, and governance), with particular focus on how these are applied in sustainable urban planning and property development.

The causes and urban effects of global warming are discussed, as are issues relating to population growth, greenhouse gas emissions (and reduction), energy consumption (and alternative energy development strategies), air quality and waste challenges, water sensitive urban design, economic planning for resilience, and the built environment industries' responsibility to create safe places. Sustainable solutions and practices are discussed and demonstrated using national and international case studies, guest lectures, in-class/online group discussions and exercises, and, if possible, field trips. To gain maximum benefit from this class, students should attend each class session. Attendance is taken via a weekly quiz/in-class exercises which is only available to students attending in-person.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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