Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Geog 442 Sustainable Cities

Examines efforts to create sustainable cities in the United States, drawing on ideas from around the world. Explores complexities of balancing social justice with environmental health and economic vitality. Topics include urban ecology and green city initiatives, new ideas in designing the built environment, growth management and land use planning, community-based efforts to improve quality of life, and challenges of globalization for local economies. Includes fieldwork project, half-day field trips, and community based learning option. Expected preparation: Geog 332 or Geog 432; USP 311 or USP 313.


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