SLS is offering two Foundation classes for the Fall 2018 semester, and three Foundation classes for the Spring 2019 semester: Sustainability, Technology, and Policy (PUBP3600) (Fall 2018), Tech and Sustainable Communities (SLS 3110) (Fall 2018), Foundations of Sustainable Systems (SLS 3120) (Spring 2019), Sustainable Urban Development (CP 2233) (Spring 2019), and Business Decisions for Sustainability and Shared Value (MGT 4803) (Spring 2019).
Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain aims to help students create sustainable communities, where humans and nature flourish in the present and future. Equitable development, which focuses on how the environment, the economy, equity, and society shape large infrastructure projects, is one crucial priority area to address when attempting to create such communities. The development of cities directly influences their inhabitants' access to housing, basic services, and transport. Successful equitable development will reduce the number of people affected by disasters and the adverse environmental impacts of cities, while protecting cultural heritage and community. Recently, hurricanes hitting the southeast highlight some American cities' weaknesses in areas of equitable development and the work that still needs to be done to create sustainable communities. The three articles below delve deeper into the equitable development lessons to be learned from hurricanes and storms.