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Re-Enchanting the City: Designing the Human Habitat

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 Re-Enchanting the City: Designing the Human Habitat, via FutureLearn.

Enrolments are now open for this free, six week online course, with classes commencing on 2nd May 2016.

The course is open to anyone with an interest in the built environment, including high school students, university students, alumni, people wanting a career change or people who want to experience what it is like study at UNSW Built Environment. So feel free to share this email with any of your friends or colleagues.

  

About the Course:

The city is humanity’s most complex and extraordinary artifact. As the world population grows and becomes ever more urban, the making of future cities is no longer just about aesthetics or convenience. Questions of sustainability and culture are more and more crucial. In fact, it can be said that, the future of the city is the future of the species. 

This course is designed to be an introduction to the interdisciplinary nature of city making. We will explore the impact of cities, and you will engage in critical discussion from different perspectives including design and sustainability. 

You'll be taught by the same leading academics and research staff who teach our full-time students and you'll all have a front row seat to interviews with:

  • Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of City of Sydney Council 
  • Emeritus Professor Alec Tzannes, Dean of UNSW Built Environment (2008-2016), Director of Tzannes Associates, has worked on many iconic commercial, residential and public buildings and spaces
  • Dr Stanley Quek, Chairman of Frasers Property Australia (2007-2015) 
  • Patrick Blanc, French Botanist 
  • Ross Palmer, Partner, Foster + Partners 

To view the MOOC trailer and to find out more, visit our website.

 

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