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Big Australia

How can we keep Big Australia sustainable and liveable?

Students are presented with the problem of a rapidly-expanding population. They will study the impact of rapid urbanisation & migration patterns on liveability and a city’s ecological footprint.


Drawing on case studies from around the world, students will re-design a city to better cater for an increasing population and reduce its environmental impact 


Key tasks

  • Urbanisation case studies. Students will explore the challenges being faced by different cities around the world as they undergo rapid urbanisation 

  • A sustainable city. Students will explore the relationship between rising populations and declining sustainability. They will experiment with creating a water filtration device to catch and recycle water in urban residences 

Key facts:

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Curriculum information

Geography - Changing nations/places

ACHGK054-059 | VCGGK122-126 | GE5-2, 5-3 ,5-5



15 - 20 lessons

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