Green Cities   [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Courses of Study 2016-2017
   

CRP 3840 - Green Cities


(CU-SBY)     
Spring. 3 credits.

Co-meets with CRP 5840 .

Staff.

Cities are centers of innovation, economic growth, social mobility, and they provide economies of scale in the provision of infrastructure and social services. However, cities are also sites of growing socio-economic inequalities and environmental problems. Do cities provide the opportunity to address environmental problems, or are they rather the source of pollution and environmental degradation? Are cities the appropriate scale at which to address environmental problems? Are these really urban issues or do cities just cluster resource use and problems so they are more visible? What role does the built or physical environment have in impacting our behavior and decision making? This course examines social, economic, cultural, political and environmental dimensions of sustainability and sustainable development in urban areas.



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