Unit Code: ENV513

Unit Title: Industrialization and Urban Development

The unit introduces students to the concept of urbanization, urban locations, development and processes and how it affects humans and the environment in the Solomon Islands. Emphasis’ will be made to important role cities play in driving productivity growth, major drivers of urban growth and change in cities in the developed and developing world including its challenges. Urban growth generates substantial demands for infrastructure and other investment, and creates an opportunity for new forms of social interaction, economic development and community engagement; therefore students will be able to examine current trends in planning policies and strategies used by governments to better manage and direct that growth.