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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Total Time Commitment: Not available|
|Prerequisites:||Successful completion of 705-228 (ABPL20026) Australian Urban Planning or the approval of the subject coordinator.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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Sustainability is an ever more important component of policy in an increasingly global and complex world. This subject explores what sustainability means for planning 21 st century cities. How can global, national, state and local policies shape the sustainability of cities? What will it take to achieve the sustainable city? How will we know if sustainability has been achieved?
The subject firstly provides critical analysis of the concept of sustainability, its many definitions and interpretations. The concept is explored in terms of its historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic implications and the interrelationship between these. Possibilities for sustainability will be investigated through an analysis of the management of physical environments with a focus on water management. Policy case studies will be presented and international examples are used as lessons for, and comparisons to, Australia.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/environments-and-design-students/abp-ugrad-students.html|
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