SEE3202 - Integrated Sustainability
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This course focusses on the production of a dissertation or report on a real-world case study that integrates the materials that students have learnt in the electives. It thus aims to provide the students with the knowledge and principles needed for the successful integration of academic understanding into practical solutions for a sustainable world. It will be concerned with the notion of sustainable resources, ecosystems and energy, along with the notion of smart cities. The course introduces practical integration of the concepts of economics, social and cultural aspects of our lives with environmental and technical issues that we confront when trying to implement sustainable policy and regulation. The students will learn to apply fundamental understandings to a future sustainable world. They will need to think of adaptation and mitigation along with issues of fairness, intergenerational equity and ethics. There will be considerations of the lived experience of individuals and communities and citizens in response to projects that seek to address environmental problems they face in modern day cities. The course will take a participatory approach to understanding and assessing social sustainability, built on shared knowledge and values and will enable students to develop an understanding of social sustainability and the assessment of sustainability projects: critical awareness, varied conceptualisations and a multitude of perspectives. Topics covered include, quality of life and well-being; stakeholder and community engagement; researching the social world: theories and methods; sustainable lifestyles and sustainable behaviours; social values of the urban environment, qualitative research methodology. They will integrate these ideas and those addressed in their electives within a dissertation that can focus on the notion of integration in studies of sustainability.
Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)
Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination Duration: 1.5 hours
Detailed Course Information
|School of Energy and Environment|