Green Cities: Creating the Living City
This course examines the history and future of the ecological city and the technological and social forces that continue to shape it. The first part of the course introduces participants to the considerable, but often overlooked, history of environmental city development encompassing early efforts to establish solar design, mass transit, and green infrastructure, and sustainable economics that still guide contemporary green city strategies.
The second part of the course reviews present-day efforts to apply these and other approaches to advancing cities as the basis of an ecologically sound and socially just society.
Dr. Robert F. Young works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the fields of urban planning, sustainable economic development, and urban ecology. His research centers on the planning, governance, and financing of metropolitan green infrastructure and on economic development initiatives for sustainable cities and regions. View more information on Dr. Young on his instructor page.Class #: IC15122
Date: Oct. 14-Nov. 11
Day: Tuesday (5 meetings)
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Location: Thompson Conference Center, Room 1.124 (click for map)
Class limit: 40
Current enrollment: 2