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Spring 2014 - 63595 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Topics in Sustainable Development

Instructor(s): Moore, Steven
Unique Number: 63595
Day & Time: Th 3:30 pm -6:30 pm
Room: SUT 2.114
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Course Overview

Topics for these policy seminars have included environmental and natural resources policy, health-service delivery policy, social welfare policy, transportation policy, science and technology policy, international affairs, national security, urban and regional growth policy, and political campaigns.


Section Description

This course is a trans-disciplinary graduate level seminar designed to critically explore the concept and practice of sustainable development from a variety of vantage points.  The class is cross-listed in business, architecture, planning, law, and public policy. It will be taught by Prof. Moore as well as outside speakers representing the full range of interest and experience with sustainable development.  Topics vary by year, but generally include: the philosophical origins of sustainability; systems thinking; commerce in a sustainable world; government and market solutions to social and environmental problems; role of international governing institutions; sustainable community initiatives; sustainable architecture and cities; industrial ecology; and the difficult question of "equity."

This course is offered by Architecture (CRP 383 #01665) and cross-listed with the LBJ School, Law 379M, and MAN 385.