URBST 252 - The Changing Urban Environment

Overview

Course Title

The Changing Urban Environment

Department(s)

Description

This course introduces students to the major issues and themes in urban environmentalism. The course integrates urban theory "how we imagine and understand the city" with the contemporary practice of urban environmental design, planning, policy-making, and activism. We examine, through a series of case studies, how the modern city functions as an ecosystem, a network of infrastructure and technology, and a forum for democratic participation. Finally, we explore how these inquiries inform the issue of climate change and policy-oriented efforts to mitigate its negative effects.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Undergraduate

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Course Schedule