The aim is to provide key knowledge and understanding of the urban aquatic and terrestrial systems to support the development of sustainable environmental management strategies for cities. Specifically the module will do the following:
1. Identify the major aquatic and terrestrial issues that are likely to compromise the sustainability of cities.
2. Critically assess the relevance and utility of current environmental legislation in the context of urban aquatic and terrestrial management and sustainability.
3. Critically examine current knowledge concerning the measurement and evaluation of the terrestrial and aquatic components of the urban environmental system as a basis for understanding and managing the environmental outcomes of urbanisation.
4. Identify the nature of urban aquatic and terrestrial science required to serve urban sustainability policy needs.
Please note that this is indicative and may change from year to year.
Dr Rob Francis
and Dr Michael Chadwick
18 hours of lectures and 1 field visit
Module assessment - more information
One 4,000 word project (100%)