ESE 548: EE Adv Topics: EnvEd & Built Environmt

Synonym:

73804 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Tania Schusler

Credits:

3

Seats:

16

Semester:

Spring 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 1/20 - 5/5 (1:00PM-3:59PM)

Description:

Competency Areas Spring 2010 and earlier: EE - Required Alt for EE Methods; CB, Cert, EAO, IND, RMC - elective
Competency Areas Fall 2010: Methods or elective
Restricted to ES Environmental Education students from December 7 - 14; open to all ES students on December 15; others with written permission of instructor sent to Registrar's office via Antioch email.

From homes, workplaces and schools to towns and cities, the design of our built environment impacts human health, community well-being, social equity, economies and environmental sustainability. This course will: (a) examine the historical and policy context of modern design and planning practice, (b) explore more sustainable design approaches, such as natural and green building, smart growth, low-impact development, native landscaping, urban agriculture, and healthy transportation, (c) consider educational strategies for various audiences involved in design and planning decisions (e.g., residents, planning board members, architects, contractors, youth), and (d) focus on participatory engagement methods for creative and inclusive community planning. The course includes an optional field trip to the Build Energy conference (http://www.nesea.org/be11/) in Boston March 8 - 10, 2011.