Given its wide impact on community well-being and the economy, it should be no surprise that U.S. environmental policy engenders controversy. This is particularly apparent since the 2016 elections. Many questions arise.
SLS Affiliated Courses span all six Colleges. These courses teach students about "creating sustainable communities" from the perspective of their specific disciplines or course topics. They align with one or more parts of SLS' approach to creating sustainable communities.
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Policy Tools for Environmental Management
Policy, Trends, and Ethics in Real Estate Development
The course will focus on the application of market, community, and regulatory factors into successful housing design and construction. The class will explore decisions that will occur day to day associated with the pendulum swing from profitability to safety and sustainability.
Principles of Macroeconomics
Today is the perfect time to learn about macroeconomics! Current media discussions are exceptionally pointed and centered on many macro-economic policy issues. They range from various paths of economic recovery from the negative impacts of COVID, taxation and inequities, costs vs.
Reel Cities: Public Spaces and Social Issues
The Reel Cities: Public Spaces & Social Issues is a course where students learn about the urban sociology of the Middle East through movies. This class has the following four goals.
Scientific Foundations of Health
This section of Scientific Foundations of Health will focus on community interactions to promote a more healthy, sustainable future. Projects will focus on bringing awareness and developing both short, and long-term solutions to health issues impacting the Georgia Tech and Greater Atlanta c
Special Topics: Arduino Prototyping
The course provides a hands on introduction to hardware prototyping with the Arduino platform. Arduinos are useful microcontrollers that support easy access to external sensors, motors, lights, or other components.
Special Topics: Equity and Community Engagement
Inequalities between and within communities across the United States have become glaringly obvious in the last several years due to intersecting disasters like poverty, pollution, climate change, and COVID-19.
Supply Chain Economics
This course applies economic and supply chain principles to products and service supply chains to serve human needs. Up to 40% of the course is a project.
Sustainable Cities Studio
The studio is a practicum for students in their final year of the sustainable cities minor, bringing students from various majors to begin to apply their specialized knowledge in ways that interact to provide planning, design, and development approaches to the critical problem of linking transpor
This course focuses on social, artistic, cultural, and scientific dimensions of sustainability and the concepts of identity, diversity, social equity and inclusion/exclusion in the French context.
Technical Communication and Environmental Justice
Transportation and Health
In this course, we will focus on the relationship between human health outcomes and the transportation system including operations, construction and maintenance.
This course is an introduction to urban passenger transportation policy and planning in the US with a sustainability focus. It is structured around three components: (1) History, theory, and problem definition, (2) The planning process, and (3) Solutions and analytical techniques.
Vertically Integrated Project: Bee Snap
This course is part of the Vertically Integrated Projects program, where students get credit for working on ongoing projects over multiple semesters. As part of the Bee-SNAP team, students will design devices and computational approaches to study bees in urban habitats.
Vertically Integrated Project: Building for Equity and Sustainability
This VIP takes as its main focus Georgia Tech’s new Living Building – the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design – and its efforts to advance social equity as one of seven key performance areas in the Living Buildin
Vertically Integrated Project: Configurable Computing and Embedded Systems
This course is part of the Vertically Integrated Projects program, a program where students get credit for working on ongoing projects over multiple semesters. This VIP course explores how embedded sensor and computing technology can be used to promote sustainability in a smart city framework.
Vertically Integrated Project: Engineering for Social Innovation
This course is part of the Vertically Integrated Projects program, where students get credit for working on ongoing projects over multiple semesters. The Engineering for Social Innovation VIP team teaches sustainability through hands-on projects that serve the global community.
Vertically Integrated Project: GaTech4Wildlife
Currently the course works with international leaders in different species conservation and protection. Member of the class work directly with leaders in the field of species conservation focused on their study species and those who work with them.
Vertically Integrated Project: Global Social Entrepreneurship
This VIP employs the sidekick model of global social entrepreneurship to leverage market forces to accomplish 3 critical objectives.
Vertically Integrated Project: Humanitech
GT faculty are working on a range of ongoing and exploratory humanitarian research topics. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to this research and get them involved to help advance the work.
Vertically Integrated Project: Living Building Science
Vertically Integrated Project: Peace Engineering & Sustainable Development Goals (SDG9 & SDG16): Creating Peace & Strong Institutions through Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
The United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to promote peace, end poverty, and protect the planet. Building resilient Infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable Industrialization, and fostering Innovation are the themes for UN SDG9.
Women in Literature, Science, & Technology
This writing and communication class focuses on women’s writing in the 20th and 21st centuries in literature, science, and technology.