- Environmental Design, School of
- Community and Regional Planning
Introduction to the evolution, theory, and practice of planning for sustainable communities. Students evaluate recent conceptions of sustainable development, building an understanding of characteristics that define sustainable communities, implementation strategies, local-regional-global relationships, and constraints to achieving more sustainable communities. Recent climate change reports and policies are examined as well as their impacts on sustainable community planning and development in the United States. The course includes lectures, class discussion, guest lecturers, outside lectures, and case studies.