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Sustainable Cities

Quarter-long course
Environmental Sustainability
Community-engaged learning course that exposes students to sustainability concepts and urban planning as a tool for determining sustainable outcomes in the Bay Area. The focus will be on land use and transportation planning to housing and employment patterns, mobility, public health, and social equity. Topics will include government initiatives to counteract urban sprawl and promote smart growth and livability, political realities of organizing and building coalitions around sustainability goals, and increasing opportunities for low-income and communities of color to achieve sustainability outcomes. Students will participate in remote team-based projects in collaboration with Bay Area community partners. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor. (Cardinal Course certified by the Haas Center.) Apply here:…
Katherine Erdman

"My experience in Urban Studies 164 helped me understand how any solution has to fit within a larger ecosystem."

Katherine Erdman, '19, MS '20, was involved in the Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students, SHIFT: Healthcare Innovation @ Stanford, and she++. She was also a member of the Student Alumni Council and the Viennese Ball Steering Committee.

Katherine Erdman, '19, MS '20

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