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Offered by Murdoch University through Open Universities Australia, Sustainable Urban Communities is an online unit that explores the sustainability challenges and possibilities emerging as the world becomes increasingly urbanised.
Exploring this theme from an international perspective, you will learn about key urban sustainability issues and inspirational practices, plus how to create urban communities and lifestyles that enhance human dignity and equality while maintaining environmental sustainability.
You will explore the nature of cities through a number of sustainability lenses, including water access, climate change and community ethics, in order to understand the complex relationship between cities' physical form, transport network and the local environment.
Students must have completed 18 credit points at level 1 before enrolling in this unit.
This unit is not currently a requirement for any course. Content may be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this Sustainable Urban Communities unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit will equip you with a thorough understanding of sustainability challenges from the urban perspective, and how to achieve sustainability within cities. You will understand the importance of physical planning for resolving sustainability issues and learn to appreciate the role of transport technology and other infrastructure in shaping urban form and function.
Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to demonstrate through quantitative methods how cities around the world today can be classified according to their degree of automobile dependence.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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