Sustainability by Design

COURSE NUMBER

ENDS 221

CREDITS

3

Description

The design of cities can dramatically influence their sustainability. Relatively simple features of cities such as road pattern and walkability can have profound effects on greenhouse gas production and resident well being. This course equips students with seven fundamental rules that should govern the design of today's cities. This course also explores how cities are changing. Three great waves of global change, collapsing birth rates, rural to urban migration, and inequality, are altering the face of cities worldwide. We provide five crucial rules that will likely influence the design of tomorrow's cities.

Note this course was previously listed as ENDS 211