A land-use image of Rondonia, in the Amazon Rainforest, showing the clearing of forests over time. (Image courtesy of NASA
This course features guest lectures in the readings
section, and examples of student projects from past years in the assignments
This course explores policy and planning for sustainable development. It critically examines concept of sustainability as a process of social, organizational, and political development drawing on cases from the U.S. and Europe. It also explores pathways to sustainability through debates on ecological modernization; sustainable technology development, international and intergenerational fairness, and democratic governance.