Geography - The Urban Environment

University College Dublin


Course Name Geography - The Urban Environment
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code GEOG30840
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Belfield
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment TRIMESTER:Spring
Application Date 2022-2023 Academic Year
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Expand+Spring Trimester - January to May

Student Effort Hours:
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures 20
Field Trip/External Visits 4
Autonomous Student Learning 76
Total 100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
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Eligibility Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
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Course Content

Expand+GEOG30840 The Urban Environment
Academic Year 2022/2023

The majority of humanity now live in urban areas, which are densely occupied places that have experienced intensive landscape change. In addition, these are places of intensive energy, mater...

Subjects Taught Indicative Module Content:
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
Number of Credits 5
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