Civilisation is putting increasing pressure on the world's environment and resources. This has become a critical issue for society, in particular geographers and planners. Their challenge is to plan and create healthier, better quality and more sustainable places for communities. This will help preserve resources for future generations while meeting a wide range of needs. On this course, you will explore the wide-ranging influences that affect environment, place and society and develop an understanding of how planners can tackle these challenges. These extend from the global - such as responding to the effects of climate change - to creating successful and thriving neighbourhoods. Our diverse teaching team brings the course to life through case studies, inspiring guest lecturers and innovative coursework briefs. The course also has an international outlook, paying attention to geographic regions balancing urbanisation with environmental challenges.