Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Sustainable Development Goal 9 is to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

The courses listed below contain content relative to the pursuit of this goal.  Click through to read more about each course, and to be linked to the course page in the UTSC Calendar.

For more information on the Goal itself, visit

Urban Transportation Policy Analysis


Demand forecasting; methodology of policy analysis; impacts on land values, urban form and commuting; congestion; transit management; regulation and deregulation; environmental impacts and safety.

Sustainability in Practice


This course is intended for students who would like to apply theoretical principles of environmental sustainability learned in other courses to real world problems.

Project Management in Environmental Studies


Supervision will be provided by a faculty member with active research in geography, ecology, natural resource management, environmental biology, or geosciences as represented within the departments.

Applied Environmental Microbiology


The principles of Environmental Biology: water, air and soil testing procedures and analysis of contaminated and spiked samples using Ministry of Environment and Industry standards, procedures and protocols.

Water Quality Control


The characteristics of raw water and wastewater, water supply systems, sources of supply, methods of treatment, alternative sources of water and methods of distribution.



Three modules take students from relatively simple determinations of risk (e.g., infrastructure flooding) towards more complex, real-world, inclusive considerations (e.g., ecosystem impacts of climate change).

Current Topics in Environmental Geography


Examination and discussion of current trends and issues in environmental geography, with particular emphasis on recent developments in concepts and methods. 

Environmental Science and Evidence-Based Policy


Students in this interdisciplinary class will examine key elements associated with generating scientific environmental knowledge, and learn how this understanding can be used to inform and critique environmental policy. 

Environmental Internship


This course offers students the opportunity to gain practical research experience as an intern with an environmental organization.