Chapter 4 - The Built Environment


This Chapter of the course will examine sustainability in the built environment. This will first be done first at the individual and household level (e.g. water use in a household). The concepts and practice of green building will be discussed. Past, present and future developments in urban transportation will be examined. The issue of environmental sustainability (air, water, soil) will be explored in detail. A systems analysis of sustainable environments and the efforts of parallel public processes involving groups of people will be used to illustrate the dimensional modes of sustainability in this context. Students will analyze sustainability in public administration and urban life; in public health; in education; in commerce; as well as sustainability in energy consumption and land use in the urban space.


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