Spend two weeks in Barcelona with students from around the globe. The program is built around the theme of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an increasingly important part of an urban decision-maker’s portfolio.
During the course you will develop an in-depth knowledge of the UN’s SDGs and learn how a large complex city or institution can plan to achieve a goal. By sharing the learning experience with students from across RMIT’s three campuses you will learn what interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration is and how is it done well. These skills will prepare you for life and work in a globalised world.
The course will provide you with an understanding of cities as systems, and the opportunities and challenges for the cities of the future. Open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, from all RMIT programs, including design and urban planning, to business and economics, computer science and civil engineering.
The focus will primarily be in the following domains:
- What are the Sustainable Development Goals? What do they mean and what is their context in the history of the UN
- What skills do you need to develop to plan, monitor and assess progress towards Sustainable Development Goals?
- Understanding our own knowledge frames
- How do different disciplines approach Sustainable Development?
- What is interdisciplinary collaboration and transdisciplinary collaboration and how is it done (well)?
- SDG practical action so far – scan around the world or a local context you are familiar with and comparison with Barcelona
Apply for the study tour here.