PU EN AF 324. Transitioning to Sustainable Communities. 3 Credits.
This course focuses on creating resilient communities based on localizing inputs/outputs to support jobs, housing, transportation, schools, agriculture and city services. It emphasizes the many facets of human settlements and the limited resources we depend on to structure our social, economic, and environmental systems, making them self-sustaining, energy-efficient, and reliant on local control for job creation, wealth creation, food production and other land use issues. Applying these innovative measures in every sector of daily life makes communities more resilient as they face higher energy costs and climate variability.