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Sustainability 111: Sustainable Cities Lecture



Study Guides (SG) / Objectives & Vocab (Obj) / Outlines (OL) / Notes / Film Reviews (FR) / Textbook Questions (?)

Ch 2: Sample Chapter - SG / Obj / OL / Notes / FR / ? Ch 3: Sample Chapter - SG / Obj / Notes / FR / ?



Handy Links

jeffrey.m.simpson@paradisevalley.edu - E-Mail Your Professor GLG 101/103 Syllabus
Course Outline and Competencies Energy 101 w/ Dr. Michael Webber (UT Austin) Slides
F.L.O.W. Video (For Love of Water) Geology in the News: Extra Credit

 


Schedule
Assignments are due at the beginning of the class. No late work is accepted.
Announcements will be posted here.
This schedule will change.

17 - Syllabus Overview - You Tube / The Syllabus & Signature
22 - 2 Film Review: Minerals - Due at beginning of tonight's class. / Ch 2 Lecture: Part 2, Q & A / - Ch 3: Intrusive Rocks
24 - Introd to Sustainability - Domains / Carrying Capacity
29 - Introd to Sustainability - Life-Cycle Assessment, evaluation of environmental impacts of cities
31 - Urban Structuire - Historical, contemporary, future (e.g. comparison of past cities to modern cities, settlement patterns)





  5 - Urban Structure - Major Issues: Exploration of urban population trends
  7 - Ch 4: Extrusive Rocks / Ch 4 FR: Volcanic Rocks (Due at beginning of class today.)
12 - Urban ecological footprint (i.e. determination of a city's footprint A. Carbon
14 - Urban ecological footprint (i.e. determination of a city's footprint B. Food C. Housing D. Goods and Services
19 - Local to Global Context
21 - Socio-economics (e.g. consideration of developing vs. developed regions
26 - Infrastructure (e.g. policy, construction materials
28 - Energy, water, and food A. Heat island i.e. urban energy balance





  5 - Waste, pollution, health (e.g. storm runoff, disposal procedures, impacts to the health of the population
  7 - Urban Farming - Policy and PracticesStuff
19 - Development Practices - Planning / Green Space / LEED
21 - Transportation - Impact of sprawl, climate, preferences on transportation techniques and availability
26 - Alternative Transportation - hybrid, diesel-electric, biodiesel, ride sharing, mass-transit
28 - Business - Sustainable products (e.g..production, usage of sustainable materials





  2 - Business - Sustainable practices (e.g. mission statement, in-house accountability
  4 - Stuff
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30 - Stuff






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