Society and Environment


The module takes a geographical perspective on the relationship between humans and environment in urban and rural settings and the challenges of sustainable development. Models and case studies for effective citizen participation in sustainable development are explored.

Learning Outcomes

  1. discuss conceptual approaches to the interactions between society and environment and apply to examples

  2. explain environmental, social and economic contexts of landuse and environmental conflicts with regard to examples

  3. evaluate human impacts on environment and landscape

  4. review the role of landuse planning in regulating environmental impacts

  5. describe governance tiers relevant to heritage conservation and sustainable development

  6. evaluate the role of citizen participation and partnership in sustainable development

% Coursework 30%
% Final Exam 70%