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Spring 2022  |  PA 5751 Section 001: Addressing Climate and Energy Challenges at the Local Scale (66898)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (30 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Examine energy and climate innovations at local and community scales. Understand how to implement local policies, projects, and programs with a diverse set of perspectives on energy issues. Develop professional and analytical skills that support solutions to energy and climate challenges.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?eliseh+PA5751+Spring2022
Class Description:

Why is action by local organizations, governments, and communities critical for energy innovation in the face of climate change? What policies, programs, and technical solutions are being explored at sub-national levels and how are they implemented? This course examines energy and climate innovations at community and local scales to prepare you (students) for professional work on climate change and energy issues at local and community levels - key areas of activity for careers in sustainability, environmental policy, climate change, and resilience.


Students in this course will apply concepts, theories, and analytical skills to case studies and client-focused projects. As communities face the varying challenges of climate change, this course examines both mitigation and adaptation responses to climate change and asks students to think both critically and practically about how to innovate and respond to these local risks. There are many dimensions to climate change, but this course focuses primarily on energy, including renewable energy integration, responses in the electricity sector to changing climate conditions (e.g. wildfires), and infrastructure change. Each week we will explore issues of local and community energy and climate action and engage (when possible) with those responsible for planning and implementing case study projects. Course content will draw from policy instruments and programs (e.g. community choice aggregation, community solar, solarize), local and regional initiatives (e.g. green training programs, resilience hubs), local governments programs or policies (e.g. utility-municipal partnerships, benchmarking, and efficiency standards), and skills for working across diverse perspectives and positions on energy issues.


Assignments will include a client-based project focused on climate planning and local energy policy, developing a role play scenario, personal reflections, and response papers.

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66898/1223
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
15 November 2021

Spring 2021  |  PA 5751 Section 001: Addressing Climate and Energy Challenges at the Local Scale (65974)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
02/25/2021
Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hanson Hall 1-102
 
03/18/2021
Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hanson Hall 1-102
 
04/01/2021
Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hanson Hall 1-102
 
04/29/2021
Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hanson Hall 1-102
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
UMN ONLINE-HYB
Enrollment Status:
Open (14 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Examine energy and climate innovations at local and community scales. Understand how to implement local policies, projects, and programs with a diverse set of perspectives on energy issues. Develop professional and analytical skills that support solutions to energy and climate challenges.
Class Notes:
Class will be offered as a BLENDED class. It will meet in person on 2/25, 3/18, 4/1, and 4/29. Other sessions will be Remote. Instructor will be new faculty member Elise Harrington. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?eliseh+PA5751+Spring2021
Class Description:

Why is action by local organizations, governments, and communities critical for energy innovation in the face of climate change? What policies, programs, and technical solutions are being explored at sub-national levels and how are they implemented? This course examines energy and climate innovations at community and local scales to prepare you (students) for professional work on climate change and energy issues at local and community levels - key areas of activity for careers in sustainability, environmental policy, climate change, and resilience.


Students in this course will apply concepts, theories, and analytical skills to case studies and client-focused projects. As communities face the varying challenges of climate change, this course examines both mitigation and adaptation responses to climate change and asks students to think both critically and practically about how to innovate and respond to these local risks. There are many dimensions to climate change, but this course focuses primarily on energy, including renewable energy integration, responses in the electricity sector to changing climate conditions (e.g. wildfires), and infrastructure change. Each week we will explore issues of local and community energy and climate action and engage (when possible) with those responsible for planning and implementing case study projects. Course content will draw from policy instruments and programs (e.g. community choice aggregation, community solar, solarize), local and regional initiatives (e.g. green training programs, resilience hubs), local governments programs or policies (e.g. utility-municipal partnerships, benchmarking, and efficiency standards), and skills for working across diverse perspectives and positions on energy issues.


Assignments will include a client-based project focused on climate planning and local energy policy, developing a role play scenario, personal reflections, and response papers.

Class Format:
Note: In person days are tentative depending on COVID but included as days for role play scenario activities and a final class discussion
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65974/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
11 November 2020

Spring 2018  |  PA 5751 Section 001: Urban Infrastructure Systems for Sustainable and Healthy Cities (54950)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Fri 01:50PM - 04:35PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Enrollment Status:
Open (9 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Study social actors, engineered infrastructures/natural systems as they, together, shape health/sustainability outcomes for cities. Understand role of infrastructure design, planning, policy in sustainable cities. Learn sustainability systems concepts, local-to-global linkages, inter-disciplinary, inter-cultural skills. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?douma002+PA5751+Spring2018
Class Description:
This interdisciplinary online course will explore innovations both in physical infrastructure design and in the design of policies and institutions to advance the cause of sustainable, healthy cities. The course will offer panel discussions from leading experts across 8 universities. Student projects will take information from these panels and course readings, and map the pathways and potential barriers toward infrastructure transitions in a city, highlighting potential tradeoffs and co-benefits.
Exam Format:
Student projects will take information from panels and course readings, and map the pathways and potential barriers toward infrastructure transitions in a city, highlighting potential trade-offs and co-benefits.

Students will break into groups to apply the ideas elucidated in the framework to different sectors, in the form of a team project: Energy; Transportation; Food (Including the Food-Energy-Water nexus); Green Infrastructure; Water-Waste Water Systems
Class Format:
The course is organized as a series of 7 modules (2 weeks each; each featuring a one-week virtual panel discussion):
Module 1: Overview to infrastructure and sustainable healthy cities, the need for infrastructure transitions, and for physical, social, behavioral, and institutional change

Module 2:City-wide infrastructure planning across all infrastructure sectors for environmental health, well-being, and livability (EHWL) outcomes; a framework to assess co-benefits and trade-offs among different desired social outcomes (EHWL) in different infrastructure configurations; a framework to assess multi-level social change

Modules 3 - 7: Students will break into groups to apply the ideas elucidated in the framework to different sectors, in the form of a team project: Energy; Transportation; Food (Including the Food-Energy-Water nexus); Green Infrastructure; Water-Waste Water Systems
Course will be online with options for in-person meetings among UMN students.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54950/1183
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/douma002_PA5751_Spring2018.docx
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
16 November 2017

Spring 2017  |  PA 5751 Section 001: Urban Infrastructure Systems for Sustainable and Healthy Cities (68287)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Fri 02:30PM - 04:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Wed 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Study social actors, engineered infrastructures/natural systems as they, together, shape health/sustainability outcomes for cities. Understand role of infrastructure design, planning, policy in sustainable cities. Learn sustainability systems concepts, local-to-global linkages, inter-disciplinary, inter-cultural skills. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
Note new time. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?anu+PA5751+Spring2017 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?douma002+PA5751+Spring2017
Class Description:
This interdisciplinary online course will explore innovations both in physical infrastructure design and in the design of policies and institutions to advance the cause of sustainable, healthy cities. The course will offer panel discussions from leading experts across 8 universities. Student projects will take information from these panels and course readings, and map the pathways and potential barriers toward infrastructure transitions in a city, highlighting potential tradeoffs and co-benefits.
Exam Format:
Student projects will take information from panels and course readings, and map the pathways and potential barriers toward infrastructure transitions in a city, highlighting potential tradeoffs and co-benefits.

  • Students will break into groups to apply the ideas elucidated in the framework to different sectors, in the form of a team project:


    • Energy
    • Transportation
    • Food (Including the Food-Energy-Water nexus)
    • Green Infrastructure
    • Water-Waste Water Systems
Class Format:

The course is organized as a series of 7 modules (2 weeks each; each featuring a one-week virtual panel discussion):


    • Module 1: Overview to infrastructure and sustainable healthy cities, the need for infrastructure transitions, and for physical, social, behavioral, and institutional change
    • Module 2:City-wide infrastructure planning across all infrastructure sectors for environmental health, well-being, and livability (EHWL) outcomes; a framework to assess co-benefits and tradeoffs among different desired social outcomes (EHWL) in different infrastructure configurations; a framework to assess multi-level social change
    • Module 3 - 7: Students will break into groups to apply the ideas elucidated in the framework to different sectors, in the form of a team project:

      • Energy
      • Transportation
      • Food (Including the Food-Energy-Water nexus)
      • Green Infrastructure
      • Water-Waste Water Systems
Course will be online with options for in-person meetings among UMN students.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/68287/1173
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/douma002_PA5751_Spring2018.docx (Spring 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
9 November 2016

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