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I50 INTER D 406Integrated Urban Ecosystem & Sustainable Design Principles3.0 Units
Description:In today's world, your discipline has grand challenges whose solutions often lay in other realms. How will you prepare yourself to leverage the interdisciplinary partnerships required to innovatively solve and evolve in a rapidly changing world? The mission of this interdisciplinary course is to "Advance the interrelationships of ecological and human systems toward creating healthy, resilient, and bio/diverse urban environments", and will bring together experts and students in ecology, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, economics, social work, and engineering, drawing from inside and outside the WU community. Building from foundational knowledge of ecosystem principles and function, leaders in their fields will provide lectures, readings, and student project leadership to understand and test Healthy Urban Ecosystem principles among human and ecological (non-human) systems. Class content is developed by Washington University leaders in their disciplines, past guests have included experts from external organizations such as the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Field Museum in Chicago, and others. This course provides students an opportunity to deeply engage and manipulate the interrelationships of symbiotic urban systems and apply those concepts in multi-disciplinary project applications. Projects will leverage challenges in the evolving laboratory of urban St. Louis using Healthy Urban Ecosystems principles to both research and develop multi-disciplinary integrated solutions to challenges encountered in urban areas such as security of ecosystem services, resilience, human health, climate change, social and economic inequity, and community vitality.
Attributes:A&S IQSSCENS
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:CA Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:A46 404E  L82 406Frequency:None / History
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01-T-----8:30A-11:30ASeigle / 206 Medley, Lazarus, GaidisNo Final1870
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