Course Title: Vocational Conference

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Vocational Conference

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 1 2009

Course Coordinator: Dr. Peter Fisher

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 XXXX XXXX

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: NA

Course Coordinator Availability: Mon. - Fri., Bus. hrs.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course aims to provide a thorough understanding of climate change and its implications for human settlements; a critical awareness of issues in terms of the long term planning of urban areas; and confrontation of assumptions about the relationship between climate change, urban planning and risk. It will combine the principles of “good” adaptation planning; risk mitigation & disaster management planning, with practical application. Topics include future climates; risk mitigation & disaster management planning: lessons from past extreme events; assessing risk to, and vulnerability of property and infrastructure; crossovers between climate change mitigation and adaptation; flooding; sea level rise; heat islands; urban forests; contagion fires; health issues; and mitigation, innovation & monitoring/offset technologies. A field trip will visit sites illustrating principles enunciated.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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Overview of Learning Activities

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Overview of Learning Resources

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Overview of Assessment

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