16266 Sustainable Urban Design and Development

This subject provides an introduction to the environmental impact of 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 achieving 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 city development and a general understanding of the environmental and social impacts of urban 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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