Sustainable Cities

MET UA 627

Examines the theoretical elements of "sustainability" and their applicability in guiding development, particularly at the city level. Through a comparative study of a wide range of sustainable practices in important subfields of planning, such as transportation, landuse, and housing, students will learn about the constraints and opportunities different cities face, and how to effectively address them. Special attention will be given to the preparation of environmental impact statements and assessment of urban environmental quality. This is a project based course and includes lectures, discussions, workshops, case studies, selected guest speakers, and a final project.

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