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EV3010 - Planning for Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

The subject seeks to provide students with advanced capacities to understand the challenges that face planning for sustainable regions and settlements. It explores a number of key problems for settlements: sustainable management of marine and terrestrial resources, water use and allocation, regional sustainability, resilient communities, implications of climate change, carbon economy, food miles and the food supply, nature conservation and development. Case studies deal with a range of examples from land and sea environments of north Queensland. A key component of this subject is a 5 days field trip to experience firsthand the sustainable planning challenges for remote communities of Far North Queensland. The field trip will provide students with opportunities to meet and hear from key members of the regional business community and relevant government departments, as well as Traditional Owners who are actively involved in the ongoing management of, and planning for, their country. There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the College for details.

There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the School for details.

Learning Outcomes

  • exhibit theoretical and technical knowledge of the challenges that face planning for sustainable settlements and regions;
  • demonstrate the ability to consolidate and synthesise that knowledge to critically assess both current and proposed solutions to those challenges;
  • demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of the theoretical principles and technical processes underpinning sustainable management of marine and terrestrial resources;
  • demonstrate the ability to utilise cognitive and technical skills to examine, evaluate and predict the implications of climate change for regional development;
  • demonstrate independent observational and analytical skills applicable to the identification and generation of effective solutions to planning for sustainable development.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 2 SUBJECTS INCLUDING 6 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 2 EV OR EA
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EV5010 EV9010

Availabilities

Cairns, Block, Study Period 10
Census Date 12-Dec-2019
Face to face teaching 02-Dec-2019 to 11-Dec-2019
Coordinator: Dr Colin MacGregor
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours lectures
  • 16 hours
  • 40 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: essays (20%); assignments (50%); (30%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: 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 official information.