Planning Sustainable Cities
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: University-wide Programs
Department: Environmental Studies
Course Number: UENV 3510
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Environmental Studies
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban Planning
This course explores how urban planning affects the sustainability of cities, for better or worse. Students study land-use practices that have, over decades, led to traffic congestion, air pollution, inefficient energy consumption, loss of open space, inequitable resource distribution, and the loss of community. They explore and evaluate planning principles and tools that are designed to halt, reduce, and reverse the negative effects of poor planning on the urban environment. There are presentations by community activists, government planners, and private developers who are working in the New York metropolitan region to advance sustainable land use planning.
Course Open to: Degree Students


Open to Undergraduate students.