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HSH724 - Local Action for Healthy Cities and Communities

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Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:E De Leeuw
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit will investigate cities from an ecological public health perspective. The unit is concerned with parallel histories of the health of people and their urban environments. The unit will provide students with an understanding of the changing views about people, ecology, politics, cities and health, in different times and places. Topics to be addressed include environments and health, social ecology of cities, urban transformation - impact of globalisation on urban design and community life, participation and empowerment, local expressions of grassroots advocacy around health and wellbeing, WHO Healthy Cities and Urban Governance, government policies and programs impacting on cities and municipalities and monitoring and evaluation - social indicators.


An (online; wiki) individual reflection on a city/town of the student's choice (2000 words) 40%, An (online; wiki) scholarly group assignment on Healthy City principles and practices (equivalent to 3000 words) 60%

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