- 1 Session 1: Introductions; What is Environmental Economics?
- 2 Session 2: Defining Sustainable Economic Growth
- 3 Session 3: Why is food security an economic and environmental issue?
- 4 Session 4: Why sustainable consumption ?
- 5 Session 5: Greening the Urban Economy: Economic Benefits (online)
- 6 Session 6: Esri (ArcGis): Using maps to detail environmental problems
- 7 Session 7: Midterm (online)
- 8 Session 8: Group Presentations / Mapping Project
- 9 Session 9: Green GDP (online)
- 10 Session 10: How can urban agriculture be a model for sustainable food production and natural resource use?
- 11 Session 11: How Can Sustainability be Measured? (online)
- 12 Session 12: Sustainable cities: Planning and re-design in emerging economies
- 13 Session 13: Sustainable cities: Green infrastructure
- 14 Session 14: Final Exam
- 15 Session 15: Final Presentations
Session 1: Introductions; What is Environmental Economics?
- Introductions; What is an interdisciplinary courses? Environmental Economics: what is sustainability? Why is sustainability critical to long term economic growth?Review research project and topic exploration
Session 2: Defining Sustainable Economic Growth
- Sardar M.N. Islam, Mohan Munasinghe, Matthew Clarke. . Sardar, et al, Making Long term Growth More Sustainable Ecological Economics, Volume 47, Issues 2–3, 2003, pp. 149-153.
- Finding a sustainable model of economic growth fit for the future. The Guardian, Jan. 22, 2013
Session 3: Why is food security an economic and environmental issue?
- Achieving Food Security in the Face of Climate Change from CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
- Robert Mendelsohn. EnvironmentalEconomics and Human Health. Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 110, No. 3 (Mar., 2002), pp. 118-119.
- Video: “How to Feed the World in 2050: Actions in a Changing Climate” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjtIl5B1zXI
- Food Deserts: A Global Crisis in New York City, Causes, Impacts and Solutions. A. Segal. Consilieance: The Journal of Sustainable Development, vol. 3 issue 1, (2010), pp. 197-214. http://cityte.ch/111
- Guest lecture session 3: Prof. Amanda Almond, Psychology, Dept. of Social Science
Session 4: Why sustainable consumption ?
Session 5: Greening the Urban Economy: Economic Benefits (online)
- Rowe, D. Bradley. Green roofs as a means of pollution abatement. Environmental pollution 159.8-9 (2011): 2100-2110.
- Film: “Do Cities Need More Green Roofs?” – NPR
- Erica Oberndorfer, et al. Green Roofs as Urban Ecosystems BioScience, November 2007 / Vol. 57, No. 10 https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/57/10/823/232363
Session 6: Esri (ArcGis): Using maps to detail environmental problems
- Exploration of the evolving environmental and economic landscape of New York through maps using Arc Gis. Students will work in teams of 2 or 3 on specific projects.
- Open a free public account here: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=fbe4bfa78df64be19c30d1609b1583e8&edit
- Creating a story map: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/
- (Include instructions and project details here)
Session 7: Midterm (online)
- The midterm will be completed online in Blackboard. You must sign in to the course site on Blackboard. https://ssologin.cuny.edu/cuny.html?resource_url=https%3A%2F%2Fbbhosted.cuny.edu%252Fwebapps%252Flogin%252Fnoportal(The midterm will be in the Content folder
Session 8: Group Presentations / Mapping Project
- Student presentations of their maps and summary of key information and findings from the project. (include link to directions for presentations/mapping project on the Mapping project page).
Session 9: Green GDP (online)
- Moving Beyond GDP:How to factor natural capital into economic decision making: https://whygreeneconomy.org/information/moving-beyond-gdp-how-to-factor-natural-capital-into-economic-decision-making-waves/
- Voices: Greening the Gross Domestic Product: https://www.earthmagazine.org/article/voices-greening-gross-domestic-product
Session 10: How can urban agriculture be a model for sustainable food production and natural resource use?
- Nathan McClintock, Why Farm the City? Theorizing Urban Agriculture through a Lens of Metabolic Rift Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Volume 3, Issue 2, 1 July 2010, Pages 191–207 http://cityte.ch/114
- “Urban Farming: Growing Food in NYC” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PUVlx0jqsI
- The Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm: https://ny.curbed.com/2017/7/19/15998808/brooklyn-grange-rooftop-farm-video-tour
Session 11: How Can Sustainability be Measured? (online)
- What is an indicator of sustainability? Sustainable Measures (nd)
Session 12: Sustainable cities: Planning and re-design in emerging economies
- Sustainable Cities Hubs of Innovation, Low Carbon Industrialization and Climate Action. United Nations Industrial Development Organization 2016). https://www.unido.org/sites/default/files/2016-10/sustainable_cities_brochure_0.pdf
- “The Urban Green” (short film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o86Ut6kAEMQ
- Guest lecturer session 12: Prof. Susan Phillip, Dept. of Hospitality Management
Session 13: Sustainable cities: Green infrastructure
- Mahesh Ramanujam. Charting a path forward: Key factors in applying sustainability to infrastructure, Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal Vol. 11, 1, 8– 15.
- Guest Lecturer session 13: Prof. Gulgun Bayaz-Ozturk, Economics. Dept. of Social Science
Session 14: Final Exam
- The final exam will be completed in class.
Session 15: Final Presentations