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
- Civic Engagement
- Urban Environment
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
Not open to Freshman students.
Not open to Junior students.
Not open to Sophomore students.