Urbanization And Environment
The course covers the distinctions between urban environments and rural
environments, and the need to study urbanization. It encompasses the in-depth
discussion of the effects of urbanization processes on the environment, and its
resources. The course looks at “brown agenda” issues in urban areas relating to
human activities and strategies for reducing these challenges; particularly
through planning involvement, and proper resources allocations.
The course will
equip learners to develop management and analytical knowledge, and skills
regarding urban land use, and will be capable of setting up innovations that
can improve urban communities.
By the end of this
course, the student should be able to:
- Explain the various relevant dimensions of urban
and rural environment
- Identify the existing gaps between rural
settlements and urban settlements, and suggest how such gaps can be
- Manifest competency and self – directed
managerial and planning skills towards improving urban communities;
enabling them to be better urban environmental planners, and how to set up
- Discuss critical urban environmental concerns in
the modern world (21st century).
completing the course is expected to:
analyse urbanisation processes and their contribution to economic growth and
a wider understanding of cities and the role of urban processes in shaping
§ be able
to demonstrate how and why different forms of urbanisation have emerged, and
their implications for society the economy and environment.
analyse the relationship between planning, property development and urban
major sources of information on urbanization and environment