EV2130 - Introduction to Urban Ecosystems
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Urban ecosystems are the cities, towns, and urban settlements built and inhabited
by people. The growth of urban populations and the consequent need for built infrastructure
has affected both urban areas and their surroundings, including suburban and rural
environments. This subject introduces theories and principles related to urban ecosystems,
including natural, social, cultural, and economic processes. Topics discussed apply
to all urban environments and focus upon biodiversity, ecosystem services, hydrology,
landscape architecture, climate, policy, social and human ecology, and urban planning.
You will examine urban ecosystems as complex man-made systems where nature - its services,
meanings, maintenance, and management - permeates everyday living. As a result, you
will be able to develop concepts and plan for resilient urban environments, which
respond to current world pressures such as climate change, and are healthier places
to live, work and visit.
- Demonstrate an broad understanding of urban ecosystems;
- Critically evaluate theories and models for assessing and planning urban ecosystems;
- Develop concepts and plan for resilient urban environments;
- Communicate effectively and persuasively using oral, design, and written skills.
||12CP of level 2 subjects
Study Period 9
|Census Date 10-Oct-2019
|Face to face teaching
30-Sep-2019 to 04-Oct-2019
||Dr Silvia Tavares.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 14 hours on-campus > Lectures
- 10 hours on-campus > Tutorials
- 25 hours on-campus > Practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
||drawings, maps, models, etc (40%); essays (30%); school-administered final exam (30%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest