University of Technology Sydney

91100 Urban Sustainability and Resilience


4-5hpw: 1-2hpw (lectures, online), 1­–2hpw (online reading and interactive activities)
Anti-requisite(s): 91189 Urban Sustainability and Resilience

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This subject has no prerequisites


Cities lie at the forefront of many pressing environmental challenges, including climate change and population growth. The overwhelming majority of the world's communities are concentrated in urban zones and there is escalating demand for more sustainable resources and processes, as well as healthier communities. Urban Sustainability and Resilience examines key environmental challenges and new technologies for creating sustainable cities through the future-focused lenses of science and ecology. In line with the growing employment opportunities in the urban sustainability sector, this subject takes an employability-focused approach, and aims to provide students with knowledge, understanding and attributes that are essential for working as a professional in this field.

There is a strong emphasis on transdisciplinary approaches in this subject. Government and industry engagement is key to developing an appreciation of how input from professionals from varied fields is an essential for building practical solutions to the sustainability crisis.

This subject supports flexible online learning, with content delivery through recorded lectures and expert interviews from various fields and industries, along with reflective class discussions, and assessments based around topics selected by the students themselves to facilitate development on areas of professional interest and future career directions.

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