Sustainable Cities in a Comparative Perspective

URPL-GP.2613, 3 points.

Semester: Fall


This course examines the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability in cities. Policies and programs that try to address the challenges of sustainability from both developed and developing countries are studied and compared. Opportunities for avoiding unsustainable practices in developing countries through the use of modern technologies are also analyzed. Some of the major themes explored in the context of the sustainability of cities are indicators of sustainability, demographic trends, poverty and income distribution, green building, urban sprawl, air and water quality, global climate change, and sustainable energy and transportation policies.



Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Fall 2012Carlos RestrepoSyllabus
Fall 2011Carlos RestrepoSyllabus
Fall 2010Carlos RestrepoSyllabus
Fall 2009Carlos RestrepoSyllabus
Fall 2008Joan FitzgeraldSyllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Fall 2014Carlos RestrepoEvaluation
Fall 2013Carlos RestrepoEvaluation
Fall 2011Restrepo, CarlosEvaluation
Fall 2010Restrepo, CarlosEvaluation
Fall 2009Restrepo, CarlosEvaluation
Fall 2008Fitzgerald, JoanEvaluation
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