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Urban Planet: Cities and Planning in the Anthropocene - GEOP181

The unit focuses on two big ideas: urbanisation and the Anthropocene. For the first time in human history, over half of the world’s population live in cities. Urbanisation and the political, cultural and economic structures that sustain urban life are key drivers of global environmental change. The unit asks the question: how are we to imagine, plan and govern cities in the Anthropocene era? What solutions to global environmental change might cities offer? Key dimensions of urban planning theory, philosophy and practice are covered, including: urban cultures, urban infrastructures and mobilities, social change and social justice, urban political economy, governance and urban ecology. Students will have the opportunity to link theory and practice through real-world projects, where Sydney will become ‘living laboratory’ for engaging with our urban planet.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Donna Houston

ENVG111 or GEOS111 or GEOP111 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ENVG281, GEOS280, GEOS281
Unit Designation(s):


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Geography and Planning

Faculty of Arts

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