Housing Sustainability (PG)

Subject 702-530 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two hours of lectures and one tutorial per
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to a postgraduate program in urban planning
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Associate Professor Nicholas Low
Subject Overview: Today's housing design, technology, planning and regulation is using up the Earth s environmental resources at an unsustainable rate. But solutions to this problem are readily available. This subject explores the problem of unsustainable housing and solutions at different scales. The subject proceeds from the scale of the sustainable house , to the design of neighbourhoods and green or environmental development, to the sustainable city and its regulatory system. Along the way we look at current issues and debates. In exploring sustainable housing, the subject also provides students with a basic understanding of the Australian system of housing provision and the production, consumption, exchange and management of housing in a market society.
Assessment: Written assignments to the equivalent of 3000 words comprising tutorial exercises and a research essay (60%) plus a two-hour examination (40%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Notes: Not available in 2004. Next available in 2005 and alternate years thereafter.

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