Strategies for Urban Sustainability

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano General Curriculum

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Strategies Urban Sustainabilty

Spring 2020

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 3543

Credits: 3

This course offers a critical overview of rating and evaluation systems aimed at fostering environmentally sustainable urban systems at the scales of individual buildings, organizations, landscapes, municipal agencies, and infrastructures. The course begins with a critique of popular “step-by-step” approaches to sustainable planning, design, and management with a focus on the concepts of wicked problems, complex systems, and organizational learning. The course goes on to review popular rating systems (LEED, STARS, SITES, etc.) operating at different urban scales, locating each system within a broader discourse on excellence and innovation in the fields of architecture, landscape urbanism, engineering, and management. By the end of the course, students will have amassed a generalist’s toolkit of approaches to fostering, managing, and evaluating urban sustainability initiatives in various contexts. Fulfills the EPSM Strategic Change Requirement.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano General Curriculum (NMIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:45pm 11/17/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2020 - 5/7/2020