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Module Code: CDE201
Module Title: Environmental sustainability
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Urban Planning and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
   
Aims
This module aims to introduce students about current thinking in relation to sustainable development and locate environmental sustainability within broader framework of ideas. It aims to develop an understanding of the various dimensions of environmental sustainability and their relationship to patterns of development, and finally applies these ideas to the design or regeneration of an urban area.
Learning outcomes 
Students completing the module successfully should:


a) Be knowledgeable in the concept of sustainable development and capable in relating it to the broader framework of environmental sustainability ideas.


b) Have better understanding of different pattern of development and their implications on environmental sustainability.


c) Be able to comprehend urban development issues (from the building level to the city level) through the lens of environmental sustainability.


d) Have an understanding of how sustainability thinking (e.g. environmental planning strategies, methods, tools, theories, etc.) can be applied in practice (e.g. informing decision-making from an integrated perspective)


e) Be able to communicate sustainability ideas and policies to a wide audience

Method of teaching and learning 
The module seeks to provide a varied learning experience with an emphasis on both knowledge and skills development. It combines lectures, tutorials and a field study. The main purpose of the module is knowledge dissemination; however, there is also some emphasis on the development of analytical and group working skills through the tutorial sessions and research skills. In this latter context, students are given weekly reading tasks using various types of material using both library and internet sources.
Syllabus 
Block A: Introduction to Environmental Sustainability I

Block B: Environmental Sustainability issues at the city level

Block C: Environmental Sustainability issues at the building level

Block D: Summary: Pursuing Green Growth in Asia and the Pacific

Block E: Environmental Planning, Environmental Assessment and Environment Appraisal

Block F: Renewable Energy

Block G: Using Research to Inform Policy-making and Urban Planning and Design

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     13      111  150 

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Individual Presentation 40.00
2 Individual Essay 60.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/22/2017 10:41:17 AM