This program will be offered online!

This program has been converted to an online course: NTRES 2470 Green Cities: Creating the Living City.

Featuring the same faculty and rigorous Cornell education as the on-campus version, this three-credit course will run June 22–July 10, 2020.

Note: This course will be offered synchronously, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, June 22 to July 10.

To enroll, review the course description, read about online courses and follow the registration steps.

Please contact us if you have questions.

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Learn how "green" ideas can affect city planning

In this program you'll examine the past, present, and future of the ecological city and the technological and social forces that shape it.

You'll look at various aspects of an ecologically sound and socially just urban society, including

  • Alternative transportation
  • Renewable energy
  • Green infrastructure
  • Recycling and resource management
  • Sustainable economics

You'll discuss the history of environmental city development in the western planning tradition, focusing on the classic period as well as 19th-century garden city planning. In addition, you'll review present-day efforts to apply these approaches in the face of modern challenges.

Throughout the program, you'll dive into case studies and review the cultural and political issues that impact environmental efforts.