Taubman College

Course List

Term Fall 2011
Class ARCH 506
Class Title Sustainable Urbanism and Architecture
Description The course offers an in-depth exposure to American and international urban planning, architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture that is environmentally sustainable, as well as culturally enriched, aesthetically accomplished, socially equitable, and economically viable.
The built environment accounts for approximately half our planetĀ¹s energy consumption and carbon footprint, and strongly impacts global climate change and resource depletion, both of which can be dramatically reduced by good design and planning that also improves the quality of life and community as well as the health of all species, including our own.
The lectures, class discussions and student presentations will include a wide range of scales and topics, such as personal ecological footprints, passive solar design, social and economic justice, suburban sprawl, waste and water management, agriculture and food, cultural norms, alternative urbanisms, and energy- and environmentally-conscious buildings, cities and landscapes, as well as related laws, regulations, policy and best practices.
Prereq none entered yet
Required No
Elective Yes
Selective No
Meets M, TH 6:30-8:00pm 2108 A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty Douglas Kelbaugh
Syllabus UP533-Arch506.pdf