Class Material

Syllabus:

  • Class Syllabus (Log-in to view)

Lectures:

  • Lecture (1) Introduction, History & Background

  • Lecture (2) Sustainability of the Natural & Built Environment

  • Lecture (3) People & Sustainability: Sustainable Development in Cities

  • Lecture (4) Sustainability on the Building Scale

  • Lecture (5) Discussion on Case Studies

  • Lecture (6) Mid-term Presentation

  • Lecture (7) Mid-term Presentation (Continued)

  • Lecture (8) Sustainability Pillars & Common Values + Debate Introduction

  • Lecture (9) The Sustainability Debate

  • Lecture (10) Global Sustainability

  • Lecture (11) International Development & Sustainability

  • Lecture (12) Learning About Sustainability From Informal Settlements & Practices

  • Lecture (13) Achieving Sustainability

Readings:

  • Steinitz, C. (2008). Landscape planning, a history of Influential ideas. Journal of Landscape Architecture., 3(1), 74–83.

  • Daniels, T. L. (2009). A Trail Across Time: American Environmental Planning from City Beautiful to Sustainability. Journal of the American Planning Association.


  • Marsh, W. M. (2010). Landscape Planning. Wiley. (Selected Chapters)


  • Loh, P., & Barnett, K. (2010). Towards “Justainability”: A Colored Perspective on the Green Economy, 2–4.

  • Pickett, S. T. A., Burch, W. R., Dalton, S. E., Foresman, T. W., & Grove, J. M. (1997). A conceptual framework for the study of human ecosystems in urban areas, 185–199.

  • Flores, A., Pickett, S. T. ., Zipperer, W. C., Pouyat, R. V, & Pirani, R. (1998). Adopting a modern ecological view of the metropolitan landscape: the case of a green space system for the New York City region. Landscape and Urban Planning, 39(4), 295–308.


  • Haughton, G. (1999). Environmental Justice & the Sustainable City. doi:10.1177/0739456X9901800305

  • Harvey, D. (2008). The Right to The City, 1–16.

  • Lopez, S. L. (2013). The Remittance House: Architecture of Migration in Rural Mexico, 17(2), 33–52.

  • Bowles, S., & Gintis, H. (1975). The problem with human capital theory: A Marxian critique. The American Economic Review65(2), 74–82. doi:10.2307/1818836


  • AlSayyad, N. (2014). Traditions: The “Real”, the Hyper, and the Virtual In the Built Environment. Rutledge. (Chapter-4)

  • Tolksdorf, A. M., Peterson, E. A., & Ulferts, G. W. (2014). Perspectives On The LEED (Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design ) System As A Green Certification Standard, 2(2).

  • Abdalla, G., Maas, G., & Huyghe, J. (2011). Criticism on environmental assessment tools. International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, 6, 443–446.


  • Campbell, S. (1996). Green Cities, Growing Cities, Just Cities? Urban Planning and the Contradictions of Sustainable Development, 1–30.

  • Ratner, B. D. (2004). “Sustainability” as a Dialogue of Values: Challenges to the Sociology of Development. Sociological Inquiry, 74(1), 50–69. doi:10.1111/j.1475-682X.2004.00079.x

  • Bowles, S., & Gintis, H. (1975). The problem with human capital theory: A Marxian critique. The American Economic Review, 65(2), 74–82. doi:10.2307/1818836


  • United-Nations. (2015). Global Sustainable Development Report.


  • Burra S. Towards a pro-poor framework for slum upgrading in Mumbai, India. Environ Urban. 2005;17(1):67–88.
  • Werlin H. The Slum Upgrading Myth. Urban Stud. 1999;36(9):1523–34.

  • Milbrath, L. W. (1995). Psychological, Cultural, and Informational Barriers to Sustainability. Journal of Social Issues, 51(4), 101–120. doi:10.1111/j.1540-4560.1995.tb01350.x

  • Mercer, D., & Jotkowitz, B. (2000). Local Agenda 21 and Barriers to Sustainability at the Local Government Level in Victoria, Australia. Australian Geographer, 31(2), 163–181. doi:10.1080/713612242


Video of the Sustainability Debate:

  • Senegal UN Complex Design

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