Offered through James Cook University, Australia's leading tropical research University, Creating a Green, Sustainable Environment is a two-week course designed to provide you with an advanced understanding of the challenges in planning for 'green urbanism', focusing on the question: "How can we foster the development and care of sustainable communities?"
Through hands-on exploration and practical field experience you will explore a number of key topics and challenges for settlements, covering issues of particular significance to Australia and the world, including:
- The sustainable management of marine and terrestrial resources
- Water use and allocation
- Regional sustainability
- Local government and Indigenous groups
- Urban planning and renewable energy resources
- Disaster preparedness and community resilience
- Implications of climate change and greenhouse gas abatement
Learning during this summer abroad course happens in amazing and diverse locations throughout Australia’s beautiful state of Queensland, including visits to a variety of tropical rainforests and environmentally-protected areas. Workshops are taught by prominent climate change experts at James Cook University, a university ranked in the top 5% of worldwide universities for their research on the environment, ecology, disaster preparedness, and other related areas.
Creating a Green, Sustainable Environment is available as a summer study abroad program in Australia during the North American summer.
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