urban resilience, urban sustainability, sustainability planning and management, climate planning, green building, sustainable land use and development, sustainable cities
ENVM 5026 - Sustainable Land Use and Development: Principles and Practices
Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
Survey of fundamentals of land use planning, growth management and urban/ community development systems, covering a range of cultural, legal and ecological issues. By way of case studies and best practices, focus on new, 'sustainable' approaches at the intersection of real estate development, land use and urban planning, economic/community development and environmental policy.
ENVM 5050 - Social Innovation and Sustainable Cities
Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
Explore the emerging field of social innovation in the context of sustainable urban development; examine the core concepts, case studies and best practices that define it in areas such as carbon-neutral cities, impact investing/finance, modular housing, renewable energy, sustainable food production and urban mobility and develop our own social innovation ideas and models. Previously offered as special topics course. Recommended prerequisite: ENVM 5026. Recommended restriction: MENV graduate students.