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Offered by Curtin University through Open Universities Australia, Sustainable Cities is an online unit that explores a range of cities around the world within a sustainability framework.
The core focus of the unit is the issue of automobile dependence in cities and the associated land use, as well as the environmental, social, economic and urban design issues surrounding it, wherein students gain comprehensive knowledge of transport within urban areas.
Students study a range of topics including energy use, planning for pedestrians and cyclists, and making 'green' cities where specific case studies are considered.
Students also learn to apply sustainability concepts to any real city, and integrate knowledge of global urban planning and transport policies and achievements to justify a sustainable city vision.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
In this Sustainable Cities unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Studying this unit, you will gain the ability to apply sustainability concepts to any real city using a series of case studies and a sound sustainability framework.
You will also learn to explain how specific urban and transport planning policies and strategies can help to resolve many of the problems confronting cities; to evaluate knowledge of global urban planning and transport policies and achievements to justify a sustainable city vision.
In this unit, you will also assess the effectiveness and importance of public planning for the 'common good' and the role of developing positive visions for cities, and communicate a positive, solutions-oriented approach to cities and their problems and potentials.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-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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