Learn how to apply data and new technologies to city planning
The Digital Cities UNSW Built Environment short course provides an in-depth practical experience of the data and information available to urban policymakers through investigation of live projects in the City Futures Research Centre and Built Environment. You will learn how to identify new data and technologies platforms and apply to design, plan and manage a contemporary city.
This course explores the breadth of data available to urban policymakers, using recently completed and indeed ‘live’ projects being undertaken within City Futures Research Centre and Built Environment more widely. With the Faculty providing a principal hub in the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN), students will have access to innovative, nationwide spatial datasets: Australian cities and Sydney in particular will be our laboratory, but international perspectives will be drawn upon. Integral to exploring the application of these data and the techniques to do so, you will be encouraged to critically engage with the politics and power embedded in the complex process of data definition, management, knowledge production and dissemination.
At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify new data platforms and technologies and how best to use them in the design and planning of a contemporary city.
- Identify new technologies and how best to use them in the social planning and management of a contemporary city.
- Critique cutting edge public involvement methodologies, techniques and tools and be able to apply them to a real case study.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive:
- Official Certificate of completion.
- Up to 40 PIA CPD points.
An undergraduate degree with a Credit average or above in a relevant field such as a built environment discipline or studies in social science, social policy, business or law.