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Sustainability, Resilience, Adaptation, and Climate Change Focus Area

This focus area prepares planners to understand and creatively address issues related to the long-term sustainability of communities and society more broadly, focusing especially on promoting resilience and effective adaptation in the face of global climate change.

Interim Coordinator: Joe Grengs

Primary Courses

  • URP 527 – Foundations of Sustainable Food Systems
  • URP 532 – Sustainability and Social Change
  • URP 552 – Healthy Cities: Planning and Design

Secondary Courses

  • URP 520 – Introduction to GIS
  • URP 522 – Collaborative Planning
  • URP 526 – Scenario Planning

Non-URP Courses

A variety of SEAS courses are available, such as:

  • EAS 537 – Urban Sustainability
  • EAS 550 – Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development
  • EAS 574 – Sustainable Energy Systems
  • EAS 677.041 – Climate Change Adaptation
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