Sustainable Cities

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Sustainable Cities


More than half of the world's population now lives in urban areas, a share that will increase to more than two thirds by 2050. What are the consequences of increasing urbanization, and how can urban environments adapt to become more sustainable in the face of global change? Who benefits from urban sustainability strategies (e.g., green design, smart growth, new urbanism), and who absorbs the costs? This course critically unpacks these questions through case studies from Global North and South and explores strategies for socio-ecological justice in urban transit, housing, energy, water, waste, and land use. Prerequisite(s): ENVR 204.

Modes of Inquiry

Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

INDS Program Relationship

IDES - ENVR Program

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years

Offering Frequency

Offered with varying frequency