4.474 Design for Sustainable Urban Futures


Class Info

Focuses on understanding and assessing the resource intensity of urban centers. Introduces key concepts from ecological economics, and urban economics and ecology, while surveying the state of global resource extraction and consumption. Students develop focused, alternative urban scenarios that offer practical and effective potential for greater resource efficiencies. Explores the urban built environment, urban mobility, decentralized infrastructure, and other important alternative modes for production and consumption. Additional work required of those taking the graduate version.

This class has 4.111, 4.401, 4.411, and 4.42 as prerequisites.

4.474 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by J. Fernandez.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 9-250.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, 4.474 was rated 4.7 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Design for Sustainable Urban Futures site or on the 4.474 Stellar site.

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