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Module Code: UPD402
Module Title: Sustainable Urban Planning Strategies
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Department of Urban Planning and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
To offer theory and practice of sustainable urban planning

To develop the necessary skills for analyzing urban plans and projects through the lens of sustainability

To expose students to best practice examples and projects
Learning outcomes 
A. Demonstrate a critical understanding of urban issues (e.g. waste, water, energy, transportation, etc.), through the lens of sustainability.

B. Synthesise sustainability principles in an integrated manner (including social, economic and environmental aspects) and apply them critically to urban issues

C. Analyse and evaluate urban sustainability issues at different spatial scales and then produce short- and long-term strategies to cope with them.

D. Communicate sustainability ideas to a specialist and non-specialist audience

Method of teaching and learning 
This module is delivered based on ‘student-oriented project-based research-led teaching & learning’ methods. A series of lectures and seminars where strategies and examples are presented, discussed and analyzed, will be used to provide suggestions on students’ coursework (i.e. a real project).
The syllabus includes four sections:

A. Introduction to Sustainable Urban Planning Strategies

B. Sustainability issues and planning strategies at a relatively small scale (e.g. sustainable communities)

C. Sustainable issues and planning strategies at a relatively large scale (e.g. Eco-cities)

D. Exploring urban sustainability issues from a cross-disciplinary perspective

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 Group Project 40.00
2 Individual Essay 60.00

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