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Module Code: CDE201
Module Title: Environmental sustainability
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Urban Planning and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
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 
A. demonstrate knowledge about the concept of sustainable development and capablities in relating it to the broader framework of environmental sustainability ideas

B. understand different patterns of development and their implications for environmental sustainability.

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

D. understand 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. 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.
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 


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

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/4/2020 6:17:34 AM