Fall 2023 Sustainability Management PS4030 section 001


Hungry City Workshop

Call Number 12424
Day & Time
M 4:10pm-6:00pm
602 Lewisohn Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Lynnette Widder
Course Description

The city has historically served to gather and leverage what the hinterland has produced: urban crafts guilds added value to raw materials, crops and piecework were monetized, knowledge was assembled and disseminated in cities. Within sustainability studies, cities are often cited for the efficiency of their transportation, housing and supply or refuse infrastructures, but the nature of their relationship to their hinterlands in a globalized world may be underplayed. Nothing – whether a living creature or a settlement – can have a metabolic rate of zero. This course will look to the knowledge base of urban metabolism to ask questions about how cities supply and off-load their metabolic processes. We will also engage with experts in food supply, public health, water, energy and other basic components of urban metabolism.

Web Site Vergil
Department Sustainability Management
Enrollment 7 students (20 max) as of 11:06AM Saturday, February 24, 2024
Subject Sustainability Management
Number PS4030
Section 001
Division School of Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Note Graduate Students Only. Cross-Registration opens 9/5/23
Section key 20233SUMA4030K001