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Planning for Cities and Climate Change (9041.3)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Built Environment and Design


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    • Winter Term, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (159548) - View

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    The subject will introduce current practices and understanding on how the planning and design of Australian cities and regions can respond to the challenge of climate change. A focus will be on climate change scenarios and how urban and regional planning can contribute to mitigation and adaptation responses. It will examine the role of research and data collection, gathering relevant information on climate change projections, impacts, vulnerability and adaptation options.

    This unit is co-taught with unit 8646 Planning for Cities and Climate Change G.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Understand the national and international context of climate change research and policy as it affects cities;

    2. Identify the key vulnerabilities of cities and how governments might respond;

    3. Utilise key competencies that facilitate the inclusion of climate change response into planning and city development outcomes.

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    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week.



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