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How do we plan for sustainability in our cities and regions and how can current planning practice facilitate future sustainability? In this unit students will develop an advanced understanding of the social, economic and environmental challenges and opportunities associated with fostering sustainability in cities and urban regions. The unit will explore key processes that facilitate and support sustainability, and their implications for planning. Through engagement with current theory and practice, students will develop and apply skills in planning for sustainability in cities and urban regions.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10 marks out of 100 credit will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline.
|Sustainability Plan Evaluation||40%||No||17:00 10/09/2021|
|Project Management Plan||30%||No||17:00 15/10/2021|
|Log Book||30%||No||17:00 05/11/2021|
Students will critically evaluate an existing municipal sustainability plan using the knowledge they have gained from the course. Students will draw on a range of qualitative and quantitative data and academic literature to produce a 2000 word report.
Students will produce a 1800 word project management plan for the completion of a sustainability plan.
Students will be asked to complete a range of weekly tasks throughout the semester. Six of these tasks will be compiled into a 1800 word online log book that will be submitted and assessed at the end of semester.
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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
Lectures and Tutorials
Learning and teaching activities comprise a mix of recorded lectures, tutorials and discussion activities, within a single combined lectorial session per week. Please see iLearn for further details.
Recommended Texts and/or Materials
There is no set textbook for this unit; however, independent reading and tutorial discussions are integral to GEOP8080 and a full reading list will be made available on iLearn, with readings accessible via Leganto. Students are expected to complete the required weekly set readings before each lectorial.
Unit webpage and Technology used and required
All enrolled students have access to the unit website at https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/ . Access to the website is essential to complete GEOP8080.
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