Sustainable Urban Environments

This course by Trinity CollegeHartford, Connecticut, explores how how integrated systems and individual actions can shape sustainable cities, generating higher quality of life for the future. It is offered through edX, an online education platform. 

This course describes fundamental paradigm shifts that are shaping sustainability. These include connectivity, diversity, citizen engagement, collaboration source tracing, mapping, transportation, and integrative, regenerative design. The course takes examples from cities around the globe; making particular use of the complex evolution of site-specific conditions within the Connecticut River watershed. In addition to this, it also present tools and strategies that can be utilized by individuals, communities, and corporations to orchestrate effective and collective change.

Each week, lessons will highlight the significance of clean water as a key indication of ecosystem, community and human health. Learners will be asked to investigate and share information about their local environment.

A fundamental course goal will be to characterize indicators of economic prosperity and happiness that relate to environmental sustainability – and the capacity of individuals to create change.

Some of the course contents are:
  • Governance and science
  • Urban planning for everyday routines
  • Adaptation and individual mitigation
Sustainable Urban Environments

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