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Resilient Cities

In the next 50 years, three out of every five people will live in an urban area. This will strain the capacities of the world’s natural resources and of urban infrastructures to supply food, water, and energy. At the same time, the destructive storms and rising tides that are consequences of global warming, as well as other natural and manmade disasters, will inevitably take a steep toll on cities. This course demonstrates how city builders must utilize new approaches to building resilient cities that incorporate climate and sustainability policies, physical development, and environment protection.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to explain the impact that urbanization has on the environment, natural resources, and global warming
  • A clear understanding of the impact that climate change and environmental degradation have on cities, creating urban vulnerability
  • Knowledge of why and how some cities are able to bounce back from manmade and natural disasters faster than others
  • The key principles associated with building resilient cities in an ever-growing, unstable world
  • Best practices of cities and communities that have incorporated sustainable city building into their public planning

Ideal for

  • Professionals who are interested in learning more about urban policy and economic development
  • Recent graduates and career changers considering entering the urban planning or related field
  • Those interested in sustainability and resilience in communities, especially cities
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.