[Not offered in 2021]
|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 day 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.
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