Course Detail
Course Components:
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: CMP 2010.
Course Attribute:
Sustainability - Limited
This course explores the complex social-ecological systems that arise in locations of long-term, concentrated human occupation. With foundations in ecology, complex systems, and planning, it covers the unique characteristics of human settlements, including the consequences of alterations to flows and cycles of water, energy and materials, and biodiversity viewed through a multi-scalar perspective. Examples of specific topics include urban hydrology, environmental pollutants, green infrastructure, urban metabolism, climate, open space, urban agriculture, and quality of life. Concepts of resilience, complex adaptive systems, watersheds, human habitat, community dynamics, and ecosystem services.