University of Technology Sydney

16266 Sustainable Urban Design and Development

6cp; 2hpw (workshop/lecture); students are required to attend 80 per cent of the lecture weeks; attendance will be taken during lectures
Requisite(s): ((24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10214 Bachelor of Construction Project Management OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10215 Bachelor of Construction Project Management Bachelor of Arts International Studies) AND 16468 Introduction to the Built Environment)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.


This subject provides an introduction to the environmental impact of buildings and urban development and the roles and responsibilities that professionals in the built environment have in reducing environmental problems. The subject commences with an overview of the major global environmental problems and how the built environment has contributed to these problems. The principles of sustainable urban development, planning and design are then explored in conjunction with the roles that professionals in the built environment can play in increasing sustainability. This subject also provides the basis for understanding the processes that shape the built environment particularly in relation to the development and redevelopment of cities. Students are exposed to the history of the city and factors that shape city development as well as a general understanding of the environmental and social impacts of urban design and development. It further shows how built environment professionals can play a more responsible role in resolving some of the current environmental challenges facing our cities. Examination of these issues is underpinned by analysis of contemporary case studies.

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Spring session, City campus

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