Sustainable Cities and Communities

Sustainable Development Goal 11 is to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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 https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg11

Experiencing Development in Africa

AFSA03H3

This experiential learning course allows students to experience first hand the realities, challenges, and opportunities of working with development organizations in Africa. 

Introduction to Green Chemistry

CHMD89H3

The 'twelve principles' of green chemistry will be discussed in the context of developing new processes and reactions (or modifying old ones) to benefit society while minimizing their environmental impact.

Foundations of City Studies

CITB02H3

A review of the major characteristics and interpretations of cities, urban processes and urban change as a foundation for the Program in City Studies.

Environmental Planning

CITC14H3

This course introduces students to questions of urban ecology and environmental planning, and examines how sustainability and environmental concerns can be integrated into urban planning processes and practices.

Urban Transportation Policy Analysis

CITC18H3

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

EESC34H3

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

EESD16H3

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.

Risk

ESTD19H3

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).

Urban Geography

GGRB05H3

This course will develop understanding of the geographic nature of urban systems and the internal spatial patterns and activities in cities.

Urbanization and Development

GGRC10H3

Examines global urbanization processes and the associated transformation of governance, social, economic, and environmental structures particularly in the global south. 

Current Topics in Urban Geography

GGRC11H3

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

Urban Political Geography

GGRC13H3

Geographical approach to the politics of contemporary cities with emphasis on theories and structures of urban political processes and practices.

Development and Environment

IDSB02H3

The influences of development on the global environment; species extinction, loss of productive land, reduced access to resources, declining water quality and quantity, and climate change.

Comparative Public Policy

PPGD64H3

The course explores factors that influence a country’s policy making process and why countries’ policies diverge or converge.

Environmental Internship

SOED01H3

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