Weekly reading assignments

Session 1: Introductions

  • Read:
    1. 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  

Session 3: Why is food security an economic and environmental issue?

Session 4: Why sustainable consumption ?

Session 5: Esri (ArcGis): Using maps to detail environmental problems

Session 6: Greening the Urban Economy: Economic Benefits (online)

Session 7: Midterm (online)

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).
  • .Guest Lecturer session 12: Prof. Diana Mincyte, Department of Social Science (Sociology)

Session 9: How can urban agriculture be a model for sustainable food production and natural resource use? 

Session 10: Green GDP (online)

Session 11: How can sustainability be measured? (online)

Session 12: Sustainable cities: Planning and re-design in emerging economies

Session 13: Sustainable cities: Green infrastructure

Session 14: Final Exam

  • The final exam will be completed in class.

Session 15: Final Presentations