514 Sustainable Development

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an academic arena in which to explore issues related to sustainable urban development. The term "sustainable development" is used differently, by different groups and organizations. In this course, the term "sustainable urban development" is defined as: urban planning and policy approaches that can be used to minimize a city's impact on the environment while providing urban residents with the infrastructure and services they need to sustain a high quality of urban life (Pinderhughes, 2004). The course will focus on ecologically and socially responsible planning and management of the urban infrastructure and appropriate technologies in six thematic areas: water supply and management, waste minimization and management, energy production and use, transportation, building, and health, food and agriculture.

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