SOA 339: Sustainable Cities
Prerequisite: SOA 101 or SOA 111
An examination of ecological, equity, social, and cultural issues in urban environments. We will pay close attention to sustainable systems and how socioeconomic factors such as disenfranchisement, corporate power, and environmental policies inform these dilemmas. We will look at case studies from around the world to explore a range of topics including the challenges of climate related natural disasters; water disputes and crises; food deserts as well as just solutions such as spatial justice initiatives; carbon descent plans; urban gardens, and the list goes on. The course is an upper-level elective.