School Of Social Sciences

Cool Green CitiesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102853.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Sebastian Pfautsch

Equivalent Units
102698 - Green Urbanscapes: Bio-physical Functions and Services

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.  

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About this Unit
Climate change, urban expansion and densification result in hotter microclimates and loss of green infrastructure. The increasing frequency and severity of heatwaves, floods and droughts require changes to how we design and retrofit existing neighbourhoods and build new suburbs. Contemporary urban planning and design principles recognise blue and green infrastructure as a ‘must have’. Blue and green infrastructure is key to building cool and resilient cities capable of functioning well within the social, environmental and economic challenges of the 21st century. This unit provides knowledge about what it takes to deliver cool green cities. Focusing on practical applications at precinct or suburb scale, it enables students to implement learned principles in their professional practice.

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