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MS Humanities: Sustainable Cities: About


With our growing global population and the shift from rural to urban settlement, communities face social, environmental and economic challenges. It is important to understand that the necessary change requires each community, household and individual to act responsibly through sustainable practices.  Sustainable communities contribute to a high quality of life by meeting the diverse needs of existing residents and future generations.  Students will access this learning through economic, social and environmental lenses.  

Using Singapore as a case study, students will explore both the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable community. Sustainable community features to be explored include the natural environment, water and waste management, energy use, transportation, use of resources, buildings, land use, waste, diversifying the economy and social equity and justice.


Research process


Created by Nadine Bailey

This guide was created by Nadine Bailey between November 2013 and June 2015.

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