SECURING FOOD, WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Credit points: 15
Securing the environment and sustaining global and local food and water supplies are three critical problems faced by current and future generations. Patterns of food production, consumption and the globalisation of food systems as well as urbanisation and climate change have implications for community health, cultural practices and economic wellbeing. This subject examines the role of food production and consumption in securing land and water resources and providing for healthy communities. Case studies will explore the policy, sociologies and cultural practices of food production and consumption, emphasising the role of water security and sustained environment. Strategies, policies, techniques and actions for increased security will be examined focussing on the challenge of providing water, food and a sustained environment for an estimated 9 billion world population by 2050.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites Enrolment in the third-year of the Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning
Incompatible subjects PLA4CFD, PLA3CFD
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Cities and climate change: urban sustainability and global environmental governance,||Recommended||Bulkeley, H. and Betsill, M.||ROUTLEDGE 2005|
|Readings||The atlas of climate change: mapping the world's greatest challenge,||Recommended||Dow, K. and Downing, T.||EARTHSCAN 2006|
|Readings||The economics of climate change: the Stern review,||Recommended||Stern, N.||CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 2007|
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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Online
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt
One 1.0 days seminar per study period and delivered via blended.
One 2.0 hours lecture per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
One 1.0 days field trip per study period and delivered via blended.
|Essay (2000 words)||40|
|Project proposal (1000 words)||20|
|Research and Strategy Development Project (2000 words)||40|