2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CNSCI 3130 Urban Design for Sustainability

What would a truly sustainable society look like?  We will address that question, starting with a look at the rise and decline of societies and how the ideas of sustainability fit into that historic context.  We will consider the drivers that are changing the future and try to envision the society we hope for, while addressing the issues we face.  The body of the course will focus on the design and technology of buildings and the built environment in an urban setting.  We will then address the ramifications of this urban environment and the designer’s possible impact on food supplies, transportation, energy, water, municipal waste and other endemic urban conditions. Students will undertake research projects that apply course material to circumstances within the local community and present their findings and/or solutions to the class.




CNSCI 2100


Fall and Summer