132.217 Planning Hazard-Resilient Communities (15 credits)

An introduction to the role of planning in building sustainable and disaster resilient communities through the use of various processes and tools to assess hazard vulnerability, reduce hazard risks, improve disaster readiness, develop effective response capabilities and facilitate recovery.

Details Details

  • Year: 2018
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester one full semester
  • Location: Manawatu Campus
  • Coordinator: Prof Bruce Glavovic
  • Subject: Resource & Environmental Plan
  • College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s): At least 45 credits from 100 level.

Dates

  • Start Date: Monday 26 February, 2018
  • End date: Sunday 24 June, 2018

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Monday 12 March, 2018
  • Without academic penalty: Friday 25 May, 2018

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Understand the characteristics of, vulnerability to and consequences of the natural hazards confronting communities in New Zealand and elsewhere.
  2. Understand what constitutes a disaster-resilient community.
  3. Be able to use a variety of planning tools and processes to enable communities to anticipate, prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Textbooks

There are no set texts for this course.

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