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A basic knowledge of the impacts of urban development on natural systems.
Acquire a historical and geographical appreciation of urban environmental issues and policy responses.
An understanding of how cities affect environmental changes at all scales up to the planetary scale and how global environmental changes will impact cities.
Physical geography of citie; Historical and global urbanisation; Urban footprints and metabolism; Land and materials; Energy and wate; Food and waste; Hydrology; Weather and climate; Biodiversity; Air and water quality; Flooding and heatwaves; Sustainable cities; Green and compact cities; High-rise cities; Smart cities
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Field Trip/External Visits||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Fieldwork: The fieldtrip is self-directed. You select a place to illustrate aspects of the urban environment and complete a 1000 word report illustrated with a map.||Week 9||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: The essay should be between 3,000-4,000 words long (not including references). Given the topics covered in this course your essay could focus on a topic (e.g. air pollution) and/or a city (e.g. Cairo)||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: The final exam covers the topics of Urban Environment and is one hour long.||1 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
The feedback is used to aid in understanding the materials during term and to prrpare for the final exam.