This course introduces key concepts necessary to effectively plan and develop sustainable infrastructure for cities. The infrastructure concepts include water, electricity, transportation, buildings, and waste management. These skills are vital given that we expect to see an increasing portion of our existing global population (i.e., ~8 billion people at 55% urbanization) dwell in urban environments through the year 2050 (i.e., ~10 billion people at 68% urbanization). It also explores various ‘smart’ topics that address some of the sociotechnical challenges involved in achieving urban sustainability. This includes topics such as principles of sustainability, carbon management, and resilience. These interdisciplinary skills will culminate in a group project where teams develop a comprehensive city plan.
Joseph Bozeman, III
Core Curriculum Requirements