Environments of Urban Landscapes

Subject 207-412 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours comprising lectures, tutorials and field trips.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Mr Nicholas Williams


Dr Nick Williams

9250 6850


Subject Overview:

This subject explores the relationship between the urban environment and the use of plants in urban landscapes. It examines how urbanisation alters the physical and climatic environment of cities and the influence of these changes on the plants and animals that live in them. Topics include the effects of urbanisation on climate and soils and the response of plants and animals to these changes, mitigating climate change using urban landscape management, identifying and specifying soils for urban landscape projects (including roof-gardens, containers, wetlands) and water-sensitive urban design.

Objectives: No objectives available.
Assessment: A 120 minute final examination 50% (end of semester), a practical report equivalent to 2000 words 20% (due during semester) and an assignment of 3000 words 30% (due during semester).
Prescribed Texts: A reading pack will be prepared for use in the subject.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should be have:

  • the capacity to engage with issues within urban horticulture relevant to contemporary society
  • an appreciation of social and cultural diversity from a regional to a global context
  • advanced understanding of the changing knowledge base in the urban horticulture.
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Urban Horticulture
Master of Urban Horticulture
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: R05 PE Master of Science (Environmental Science)

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