This unique book introduces students to the themes and aspects of studying the built environment. Contemporary issues such as sustainability and urbanization preface the explanation of the core subject disciplines of architecture, construction management, planning, real estate management and surveying. The distinctive student experience of learning about the built environment is explored with a focus upon learning and teaching methods, learning skills and assessment. The final chapter of the book looks at the links between academic study and professional practice.
MARION TEMPLE is Head of Professional and Academic Development, School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University, with academic interests across the built environment subjects. Having begun her career as an economist, she now has 30 years of experience in higher education. Her publications include Regional Economics (Palgrave Macmillan, 1994).