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This course will survey many different topics: climate adaptation and resilience, energy and water efficiency, environmental justice, land management, urban agriculture, waste management/recycling, and transportation. Case studies will focus on cities and corporations that are doing innovative work and serving as global leaders in sustainability and resilience. Overarching themes we will explore across all content areas include legal constraints of city and corporate authority, governance, and the roles of various types of institutions in developing, advancing, and advocating for local policy change. This course is interdisciplinary, covering ideas in public policy, law, urban planning, and management of natural and energy resources.

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