SLS is offering two Foundation classes for the Fall 2018 semester, and three Foundation classes for the Spring 2019 semester: Sustainability, Technology, and Policy (PUBP3600) (Fall 2018), Tech and Sustainable Communities (SLS 3110) (Fall 2018), Foundations of Sustainable Systems (SLS 3120) (Spring 2019), Sustainable Urban Development (CP 2233) (Spring 2019), and Business Decisions for Sustainability and Shared Value (MGT 4803) (Spring 2019).
Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain aims to help students create sustainable communities, where humans and nature flourish in the present and future. Thriving communities often center around green infrastructure. The articles below focus on multiple perspectives on the sustainability-related innovations in the built and natural environments, small- and large-scale green development, and community-driven green space and conservation initiatives.
In this article, Dr. Jason Byrne, Dr Tony Matthews and Dr. Christopher Ambrey discuss how green infrastructure and the right policies can reduce the urban heat island effect and increase overall well-being.
In this Vox article, Aditi Shrikant explains how green urban infrastructure can help develop a cities economy, diversify populations and promote income equality through close analysis of Jeff Speck’s new book Walkability City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places. Be sure to check out this great video showing Barcelona’s approach to creating walkable cities.
James Kenney, the Mayor of The City of Philadelphia, discusses how the Green City, Clean Waters program addresses both stormwater runoff and sewage overflows, while also creating more green infrastructure jobs for “at-risk youth” in the city”.