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Managing Urban Heat at University of New South Wales

The Managing Urban Heat short course at University of New South Wales equips students with scientific knowledge and practical tools to work in an urban climate.

School: University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Course: Managing Urban Heat
Location: online
Course dates: 35 hours over six weeks including self-study
Application deadline: 23 October 2023

The Managing Urban Heat course leverages the power of scientific research and globally acclaimed case studies to showcase how cutting-edge knowledge and advanced technologies can effectively combat real-world challenges.

Developed by industry-leading experts in the field of high performance architecture (HPA) at UNSW's School of Built Environment, this short course equips participants with the scientific knowledge, practical methods and cutting-edge tools needed to effectively manage urban heat and create cooler, more comfortable cities.

Through best-practice case studies and evidence-based approaches, the course uncovers the key factors influencing urban climates, including population growth, industrial and transport-related waste heat, development patterns and sustainable urban planning.

The courses includes five modules – climate change challenges, global impacts of urban overheating, data collection and monitoring techniques, microclimate modelling methods and case study examples in Australian and the Asia-Pacific region.

Harnessing the latest advancements in modelling and simulation technology, this course will empower planners, architects, urban designers and sustainable development consultants to make informed decisions in their efforts to mitigate urban heat.

By integrating scientific research and the expertise garnered from significant projects conducted by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL), participants will learn practical strategies that can be directly applied to real-world scenarios.

Delivered as cohort-based asynchronous study, this course is fully online and combines recorded lectures, required readings, discussion forums and online learning activities.

On completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion and a digital badge from UNSW.

This course is appropriate for both professionals and students with no programming experience from disciplines such as architecture, landscape, urban planning, building and construction, and surveying.

The course will be of relevance to built environment practitioners including architects, planners, landscape architects, construction managers and engineers, managers and regulators across the levels of government and 'allied' professionals in civil society organisations.

Find out more about the course and apply ›

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