Taubman College

Course List

Term Fall 2014
Class ARCH 506
Class Title Sustainable Urbanism and Architecture
Description A sometimes broad, sometimes in-depth exposure to American and international urban planning, architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture that strives to be environmentally sustainable and resilient, as well as culturally enriched, aesthetically accomplished, socially equitable, and economically viable.
The built environment accounts for approximately half our planet’s energy consumption and carbon footprint, and strongly impacts global climate change, resource depletion and loss of ecological diversity, all of which can be dramatically reduced by good design and planning that also improve the quality of life, health and community for humans and other species.
The lectures, class discussions and readings include a wide range of scales and topics, such as the role of climate and natural resources in history, ecological footprints, passive solar design, social and economic justice, suburban sprawl, waste and water management, urban agriculture and food, cultural norms, New Urbanism, Everyday Urbanism, Post Urbanism, Tactical Urbanism, Landscape Urbanism and Lean Urbanism.
Prereq none entered yet
Crosslist UP 533
Required No
Elective Yes
Selective No
Meets Monday/Wednesday 10:30am-12:00pm 2108 A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty Douglas Kelbaugh
Syllabus Arch506Kelbaugh.pdf