Settlement Systems- Sustainable Communities 2023-24
School Of Natural Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
The module will contain the following: • • Sustainable Rural and Urban communities e.g. Eco-villages • Time perspective, change, development- and communities e.g. for “ post-productivist rural and post modern cities” • Rural and urban Land Uses, Designations and Conservation • Globalisation, Economic Restructuring and regeneration e.g. gentrification and " smart cities" • Community development initiatives from urban and rural environments • Directions for Urban and Rural Policy
- Assess the signficance of policy making, the work of agencies(e.g. public, third and private sectors) in the sustainable functioning of these communities.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of a range of issues relating to the restructuring of rural and urban settlements and community responses to the processes of globalisation and challenges of sustainability.
- Demonstrate and synthesize the geographical, social, political, historical, cultural and economic features of sustainable rural and urban communities and settlements
- Demonstrate and synthesize theoretical concepts within field based learning situations and also assimilate real world information to reinforce theoretical learning.
- Develop a range of skills in researching, presenting, writing and disseminating information about contemporary aspects of rural and urban living.
- Understand the basic principles and processes of community development, stagnation and regeneration to build capital and resilience within sustainable communities.
- Using global examples, demonstrate an awareness of contrasting and inter- disciplinary interpretations of urban and rural communities and settlements in space and the main drivers shaping them.