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SSUD11-108: Walkable and Bikeable: Healthy Lifestyle Cities

Description

Some of the world’s most desirable cities and urban quarters are known for being walkable and bike-friendly.  The reputations of cities such as Copenhagen, Amsterdam and central Melbourne are based on decades of efforts to improve conditions for walking and cycling.   In a world where obesity rates are skyrocketing, incidental physical activity through active transportation can help to reduce the health impacts of air pollution, congestion and social isolation, while at the same time benefitting economic vitality, lifestyle and community development.  This subject examines exemplars in the literature as well as exploring these ideas on the ground through experiential one-day and half-day field trips in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: SSUD11-108
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning objectives

1. Understand the concept of active transport and its relevance to the vitality of cities and their citizens 2. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between urban form and the opportunity for active transport 3. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the pattern of urban development and public health opportunities 4. Assess the walkability and bikeability of urban areas using audit tools comprising both observation and experience

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
    Teaching census: 10/02/2023
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
Semester start: 16/01/2023
Subject start: 16/01/2023
Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
Teaching census: 10/02/2023