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This course is sustainability-related because it includes sustainability as a course component or module, or concentrates on a specific sustainability principle or issue. The course helps build knowledge about a component of sustainability or introduces students to sustainability concepts during part of the course.  At least 25% of the course content focuses on at least one of the enumerated sustainability criteria.

Urban Design Principles

Lecture, three hours. Introduction to principles of urban design and its applications. Study of contemporary and traditional theories of urban design formulated to improve physical characteristics of built environment to facilitate an enhanced quality of life. A variety of case studies are discussed.
Department: 
PP & D

Conflict Management in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Examines theories of conflict management. Analyzes how conflict is mitigated in diverse cultures: at the interpersonal level, between groups, and on the international scale. Students discuss readings, hear from conflict management practitioners, and simulate negotiations.
Department: 
POL SCI

Development Control Law and Policy

Investigates legal and institutional frameworks for development control. Review of constitutional issues implicated in land-use regulation. Traces development control historically and analyzes contemporary approaches to land-use control which reflect environmental and economic development concerns. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
Department: 
PP & D

Cities and Transportation

Lecture, three hours. The relationship between urban areas and transportation systems. Economic analysis of cities, transportation and urban form, highway congestion, environmental impacts of transportation, public transit, land use and transportation, and political influences on transportation planning.
Department: 
PP & D

Urban and Regional Planning

Lecture, three hours. Important substantive areas, concepts, tools in the field of urban and regional planning. Topics include: forces that have historically guided and are currently guiding U.S. urbanization; land use, economic development, housing and community development, environmental planning; legal, environmental, governmental contexts. Prerequisite: Planning, Policy, and Design 4.
Department: 
PP & D

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Problem Solving in Planning

Explores the application of geographic information systems (GIS) in urban planning. Steps through a GIS-based planning procedure that balances housing, jobs, tax base, utilities, transportation, and the natural environment. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Department: 
PP & D

Fuel Cell Fundamentals and Technology

Fuel-cell systems design, operation, and materials. Electrochemistry and electrocatalysis, cell degradation, nature of fuel-cell electrodes and electrolytes, fuels, and fuel processing. Provides broad insight into fuel-cell science, technology, system design, and operation. Prerequisite: MAE110.
Department: 
ENGRMAE

Air Quality Modeling

Fundamental principles necessary to understand the dynamics of air pollutants. Derivation and description of mathematical techniques for the numerical solution of the atmospheric equation. Formulation and development of air quality models. Prerequisites: MAE230A and MAE230B or consent of instructor; MAE10 or equivalent FORTRAN knowledge.
Department: 
ENGRMAE

Economic Development

Considers the process of economic development across the globe and why some countries are rich and others poor. Discusses the major problems facing developing countries, such as population growth, education, capital formation, environmental protection, and international trade. Prerequisites: Economics 20A-B
Department: 
ECON

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