Sustainable Urban Communities
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NEPS 5010
Course Format: Lecture
Location: Classroom/Online Hybrid
Permission Required: Yes
  • Urban Environment
  • Sustainability
The course is the vehicle through which Milano Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (and Parsons and Environmental Studies) students have participated in diverse, real-world projects that combine policy, management, and design in collaboration with communities to create tangible results. Projects have included the Solar Decathlon Empowerhouse (U.S. Department of Energy competition/Habitat for Humanity + Parsons partnership); GrowNYC/Greenmarket sustainability classes in Union Square; residential energy efficiency/human behavior monitoring in D.C.; watershed assessment in Philadelphia. Students work in small teams on a chosen project and spend time in the field. Current projects will include a field project related to the urban community impact of Hurricane Sandy. Team fieldwork will include face-to-face and virtual meetings with the instructor, clients, and other partners. Satisfies the Making a Difference Requirement for the MS, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management. Elective in the Milano School Leading Sustainability Area of Specialization. Permission of the instructor required.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions