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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:
Completely Online
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
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:
[An online discussion section will be scheduled. Time to be determined.]http://classinfo.umn.edu/?anu+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 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:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5751~001&term=1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
9 November 2016

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:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5751~001&term=1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
9 November 2016

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