The Graduate Certificate of Urban Informatics focuses on designing for healthy city futures by embracing creative and speculative design thinking, cross-disciplinarity, alongside engagement with people, data and advanced technologies. Cities are growing at an unprecedented rate with over fifty percent of the world's population now living in cities. This mass urbanisation presents urgent challenges, such as accommodating
dense populations, responding to climate change, public health, housing affordability, urban mobility, and growing spatial complexity. These challenges cannot be addressed using traditional twentieth century urban planning methods - new multi-dimensional approaches are needed by professionals that embrace three dimensional space, big-data along with change over time, temperature, humidity, sun and shade, air quality,
land use, safety, alongside economic, environmental, social and cultural aspects of the city. Graduate will have skills and knowledge to respond to these critical challenges and be prepared to make meaningful contributions in careers such as specialist urban informatics consultant, or when completed in addition to a professional degree such as planning, landscape architect or architect, urban designer in private practice or local government positions in planning authorities and local city councils.