|NOTE: I will teach this course again in the winter 2014 semester: Tu+Th, 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Syllabus to be posted by late December. The course is open to students both in planning and other disciplines. (Last year we had students from planning, architecture, SNRE, social work, public health, and public policy.) 2013 syllabus posted below.|
UP532: Sustainable Development -
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Feb 5 - Mar 7
Mar 12 - 14
Mar 19 - Apr 4
presentations & conclusion
Apr 16 - 23
Jan 10: Course Introduction
Jan 15 - 17: Water
Jan 15: East Coast/Europe:
Kaika, Maria, and Erik Swyngedouw. "Fetishizing the Modern City: The Phantasmagoria of Urban Technological Networks." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2000, pp. 120-138.
Jan 17: the American West
Judith E. Innes , Sarah Connick & David Booher (2007): Informality as a Planning Strategy, Journal of the American Planning Association, 73:2, 195-210. [subtitle: "Collaborative Water Management in the CALFED Bay-Delta Program"; part of a special issue on water]
Macaulay, David. 1983. Underground. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. [ebrary] [a modern classic set of illustrations; see section on underground water, sewer and storm drain systems, ca. pp. 44-65]
Kallis, Giorgos, Michael Kiparsky, and Richard Norgaard. 2009. "Collaborative governance and adaptive management: Lessons from California's CALFED Water Program." Environmental Science & Policy 12 (6):631-643.
Fiege, Mark. 2009. Irrigated Eden : The Making of an Agricultural Landscape in the American West. Seattle, WA, USA: University of Washington Press. [ebrary]
Jan 22 - 24: Land Use & Sprawl: the Compact Cities Debate
Beatley, Timothy. 1999. Green Urbanism: Learning from European Cities. Covelo, CA, USA: Island Press. (Ch. 2: Land Use and Urban Form: Planning Compact Cities) [ebrary]
Calthorpe, Peter. 2010. Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change. Covelo, CA, USA: Island Press. (Ch. 5: The Urban Footprint) [ebrary]
Talen, E. 2011. "Sprawl retrofit: sustainable urban form in unsustainable places." Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design no. 38 (6):952-978.
Ewing, R., & Cervero, R. (2010). Travel and built environment: A meta-analysis. Journal of the American Planning Association, 76(3), 265–294.
Marcial H. Echenique, Anthony J. Hargreaves, Gordon Mitchell & Anil Namdeo (2012): Growing Cities Sustainably, Journal of the American Planning Association, 78:2, 121-137. [plus read the lively commentaries on ctools under "Echenique, JAPA article, PLANET 2012 online debate"]
Newman, P, and J. Kenworthy. 1989. "Gasoline Consumption and Cities — A Comparison of U.S. Cities with a Global Survey." Journal of the American Planning Association. 55 (1):24-37.
Gordon, Peter, and Harry Richardson. 1990. "Gasoline Consumption and Cities - A Reply." Journal of the American Planning Association 55 (3):342-345.
Gordon, Peter, Harry W. Richardson. 2001. "The Sprawl Debate: Let Markets Plan." Publius.
Jenks, Mike, and Rod Burgess. 2000. Compact Cities : Sustainable Urban Forms for Developing Countries. London, GBR: Spon Press. [ebrary]
Tachieva, Galina. 2010. Sprawl Repair Manual. Island Press. [ebrary]
Jan 29 - 31: Resource-Dependent Communities: Timber and Mining
Stephen, R. S. (2006). Sustainable forestry in the balance. Journal of Forestry, 104(4), 187-195.
Baker, Mark, and Jonathan Kusel. 2003. Community Forestry in the United States : Learning from the Past, Crafting the Future. Covelo, CA, USA: Island Press. (Chs. 2, 4, 5, 9) [ebrary]
Nolon, J. R., & Polidoro, V. (2012). Hydrofracking: Disturbances both geological and political: Who decides? The Urban Lawyer, 44(3), 507-532.
Steven C. Deller and Andrew Schreiber. 2012. Frac Sand Mining and Community Economic Development. University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics Staff Paper No. 565, May 2012. [link]
plus see these resources on fracking from various perspectives: Clean Water Action ("Fact Sheet: All About Fracking") • Grow WNY: A Fracking Primer • EnergyFromShale.org: How Fracking works• American Petroleum Institute: Hydraulic Fracturing • among many others...
video resources on fracking: My Water's On Fire Tonight (The Fracking Song) • "Gasland" (NOW on PBS) • ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten on Congress's fracking report • PBS News Hour: 'Fracking' for Natural Gas Continues to Raise Health Questions • PBS: Need To Know Investigation: Hydraulic Fracturing • This American Life: "Game Changer" (audio podcast)
Cronon, William. 1991. Nature's metropolis: Chicago and the Great West. 1st ed. New York: W. W. Norton. (Ch. 4: The Wealth of Nature: Lumber).
Van Kooten, G. Cornelis. 1993. Land Resource Economics and Sustainable Development: Economic Policies and the Common Good. Vancouver, BC, CAN: UBC Press. (Ch 14, Economics and Management of Public Forestlands) [ebrary]
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Fossil Energy and National Energy Technology Laboratory. 2009. Modern Shale Gas Development in the United States: A Primer. [link]
Ross, Michael L. 2001. Timber Booms and Institutional Breakdown Southeast Asia. Port Chester, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press. [ebrary]
Feb 5 - 7: Local Sustainability Plans and Municipal Offices of Sustainability
Godschalk, David R. 2004. "Land Use Planning Challenges: Coping with Conflicts in Visions of Sustainable Development and Livable Communities." Journal of the American Planning Association, 70(1): 5–13. (in ctools under "APA,EIP33part3")
American Planning Association. 2000. Policy Guide on Planning for Sustainability. Ratified by Board of Directors, April 17, 2000, New York, N.Y. (in ctools under "APA,EIP33part2").
Roseland, Mark. 2005. Toward Sustainable Communities : Resources for Citizens and Their Governments. Gabriola Island, BC, CAN: New Society Publishers. (review Ch 3, "Making Community Policy," and Ch 14, "Tools for Community Sustainability). [ebrary]
Thurs: Elements, Chapters, and Sections from Comprehensive Plans (in ctools)
please read the selections from these two files:
[task for class: review and compare this selection of plans; what common themes, strategies and priorities emerge? How is sustainability defined? What do you think are models of good sustainability plans?]
Herman, Benjamin A. 2010. "Embracing Sustainability in Community Plans." Planning, April. (in ctools under "APA,EIP33part3")
Rynne, Suzanne. 2008. "Incorporating Environmental Issues into the Comprehensive Plan." The Commissioner, Fall. (in ctools under "APA,EIP33part3")
National Wildlife Federation (Campus Ecology): Campus sustainability case studies web page.
Feb 12 - 14: Greenbelts, Containment and Land Preservation
Thursday: San Francisco Bay Area
Abbott, Carl;Margheim, Joy. 2008. Imagining Portland's Urban Growth Boundary: Planning Regulation as Cultural Icon. Journal of the American Planning Association; Spring; 74, 2;
Feb 19 - 21: The Metropolitan Scale: Regional Sustainable Development Planning
Sale, Kirkpatrick. 2001. "There's no place like home..." The Ecologist: 31 (2): 40-43.
Hiss, Tony. 1990. The Experience of Place: A new way of looking at and dealing with out radically changing cities and countryside. New York: Vintage. (Chapter 9, "Thinking Regionally," pp. 194-220.)
Thayer, Robert L. 2003. Life-Place : Bioregional Thought and Practice. Ewing, NJ, USA: University of California Press. (Ch. 7: Planning: Designing a Life-Place) [ebrary]
Wheeler, Stephen M (2009): Regions, Megaregions, and Sustainability, Regional Studies, 43:6, 863-876
Campbell, Scott. 2009. “Megaregions and Sustainability,” in Megaregions: Planning for Global Competitiveness, Catherine Ross (ed), Island Press, pp. 127-139.[ebrary]
Calthorpe, Peter, and William Fulton. 2001. Regional City : New Urbanism and the End of Sprawl. Covelo, CA, USA: Island Press. (Chs. 1, 3, Conclusion) [ebrary]
Erickson, Donna. 2006. MetroGreen : Connecting Open Space in North American Cities. Washington, DC, USA: Island Press (Ch. 1 Connected Open Space: The Metropolitan Scale). [ebrary]
Feb 26 - 28: International Models of Sustainable Development Planning
Ross, Michael L. 2001. Timber Booms and Institutional Breakdown Southeast Asia. Cambridge University Press. (Ch 2: The Problem of Resource Booms) [ebrary]
Mar 5 - 7: Mid-semester Break / No Classes...
Mar 12: The Use of Carrying Capacity, Ecological Footprint and Other Measures for Planning
Newman, Peter, and Isabella Jennings. 2008. Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems : Principles and Practices. Washington, DC, USA: Island Press. (Chapter 4: Ecological Footprints). [ebrary]
Brandon, Peter, and Patrizia Lombardi. 2010. Evaluating Sustainable Development in the Built Environment (2nd Edition). Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley-Blackwell. (Chapters 5-6) [ebrary]
Mar 14: Efforts to Measure Local Levels of Sustainability
Newman, Peter, and Isabella Jennings. 2008. Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems : Principles and Practices. Washington, DC, USA: Island Press. (pp. 223-7, "Indicator Projects"). [ebrary]
Brandon, Peter, and Patrizia Lombardi. 2010. Evaluating Sustainable Development in the Built Environment (2nd Edition). Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley-Blackwell. (Chapter 4) [ebrary]
Alan AtKisson. 1996. Developing indicators of sustainable community: Lessons from sustainable Seattle. Environmental Impact Assessment Review. Volume 16, pp 337-350. [see also Seattle's Office of Sustainability and Environment]
Newman, Peter, and Isabella Jennings. 2008. Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems : Principles and Practices. Washington, DC, USA: Island Press. (Chapter 5: Modeling Cities on Ecosystems). [ebrary]
Mar 19: Approaching Sustainability through Environmental Economics
Ashford, Nicholas Askounes Caldart, Charles C. 2008. Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics: Reclaiming the Environmental Agenda. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [ebrary] (Ch. 3: Economics and the Environment)
Colander, David C. Holt, Richard P.F. Rosser, John Barkley. 2009. Changing Face of Economics: Conversations with Cutting Edge Economists. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. (Ch. 8: Richard B. Norgaard) [ebrary]
Burtraw, Dallas;Evans, David A;Krupnick, Alan;Palmer, Karen;Toth, Russell. 2005. Economics of Pollution Trading for SOx and NOx. Annual Review of Environment and Resources; 30.
Van Kooten, G. Cornelis. 1993. Land Resource Economics and Sustainable Development: Economic Policies and the Common Good. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press. (Ch 4: Property Rights, Market Failure, Externality, and Environmental Economics) [ebrary]
Fusaro, Peter C. James, Tom. 2011. Energy and Emissions Markets : Collision or Convergence. Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley. [ebrary]
Lejano R, Hirose R (2005) Testing the assumptions behind emissions trading in non-market goods: the RECLAIM program in Southern California. Environ Sci Pol 8:367–377.
Mar 21: Alternative Economic Approaches to Sustainability
Power, Thomas Michael. 1998. Lost Landscapes and Failed Economies: The Search for a Value of Place. Covelo, CA: Island Press. (Chs 1, "Thinking about the Local Economy" and + Ch 3, "Demystifying Local Economic Change").
Daly, Herman. 2005. "Economics in a Full World." Scientific American, September 2005, pages 100-107. [link]
Robert Costanza; Herman E. Daly. 1992. Natural Capital and Sustainable Development. Conservation Biology, Vol. 6, No. 1. (Mar., 1992), pp. 37-46.
Mar 26 - 28: Social Justice + Environmental Sustainability = Environmental Justice?
Agyeman, Julian. 2005. Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice. New York, NY, USA: New York University Press (NYU Press). [ebrary] [Introduction, Chs 1,2,6; Appendix]
Gunder, Michael. 2006. Sustainability: Planning's Saving Grace or Road to Perdition? Journal of Planning Education and Research. 26: 208-221.
Campbell, Scott D. 2013. Sustainable Development and Social Justice: Conflicting Urgencies and the Search for Common Ground in Urban and Regional Planning. [article manuscript]
Apr 2: Approaching Environmental Sustainability through Public Health/Population Health
Hebbert, Michael. 1999. "City in good shape: Town planning and public health." Town Planning Review 70 (4):433-53.
Corburn, Jason. 2009. Toward the healthy city : people, places, and the politics of urban planning, Urban and industrial environments series. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. (Chs 1,2,6,7) [ebrary]
Jackson, Richard, and Stacy Sinclair. 2012. Designing healthy communities. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (Chs 1,2) [ebrary]
Coutts, C., & Taylor, C. (2011). Putting the capital "E" environment into ecological models of health. Journal of Environmental Health, 74(4), 26-29.
Khan, Omar A., Gregory Pappas, and American Public Health Association. 2011. Megacities & global health. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association. [ebrary]
Lopez, Russ. 2012. The built environment and public health. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. [ebrary]
Frumkin, Howard, Lawrence D. Frank, and Richard Jackson. 2004. Urban sprawl and public health : designing, planning, and building for healthy communities. Washington, DC: Island Press. [ebrary]
Apr 4: Sustainability in the Era of Global Climate Change (Guests: Nick Rajkovich and Prof. Larissa Larsen)
Susan Handy & Patricia Mokhtarian (2008): Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change, Journal of the American Planning Association, 75:1, 95-96.
Barbour, Elisa & Elizabeth A. Deakin (2012)- Smart Growth Planning for Climate Protection, Journal of the American Planning Association, 78-1, 70-86.
Ellen Bassett & Vivek Shandas (2010): Innovation and Climate Action Planning, Journal of the American Planning
Schneider, Stephen H. 2004. Abrupt non-linear climate change, irreversibility and surprise. Global Environmental Change, Volume 14, issue 3 (October): 245-258.
Larsen, L., Rajkovich, N., Leighton, C., McCoy, K., Calhoun, K., Mallen, E., Bush, K., Enriquez, J., Pyke, C., McMahon, S., and Kwok, A. 2011. Green Building and Climate Resilience: Understanding Impacts and Preparing for Changing Conditions. University of Michigan; U.S. Green Building Council. [link]
Apr 9: Alternate Concepts: Sustainability vs. Resilience
Beatley, Timothy. 2009. Planning for Coastal Resilience : Best Practices for Calamitous Times. Covelo, CA: Island Press. [ebrary] (Chs 1,2, 12, Appendix)
Foster, Kathryn A. 2007. "Snapping Back: What Makes Regions Resilient?" National Civic Review no. 96 (3):27.
Vale, Lawrence J., and Thomas J. Campanella. 2005. The resilient city : how modern cities recover from disaster. New York: Oxford University Press. [ebrary] (Introduction, Chs. 1, Conclusion; optional: Chs 5, 9)
Newman, Peter, Timothy Beatley, and Heather Boyer. 2009. Resilient Cities : Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change (2nd Edition). Washington, DC, USA: Island Press. [ebrary]
Coyle, Stephen J. 2011. Sustainable and Resilient Communities: A Comprehensive Action Plan for Towns, Cities, and Regions. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. [ebrary]
Apr 11: Changing Conceptions of the City-Nature Relationship
McHarg, Ian L. 1969. Design with nature. Garden City, N.Y.: Natural History Press. (excerpt: pp. 1-29)
Williams, Raymond. 1980. "Ideas of Nature," in Culture And Materialism: Selected Essays. London: Verso, pp. 67-85.
Nik Heynen, and Maria Kaika and Erik Swyngedouw. 2006. "Urban political ecology: politicizing the production of urban natures," in In the nature of cities : urban political ecology and the politics of urban metabolis. Routledge. (Ch. 1, pp. 1-20). [see also google books version]
Moore, Steven A. (2001) Technology, Place, and the Nonmodern Thesis. Journal of Architectural Education 54(3), pp. 130–139.
Cronon, William, editor. 1995.Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature, New York: W. W. Norton & Co, 69-90. [link]
Apr 16: First Set of Presentations
[ca. 25-30 minutes per group: 15 minutes presentation + 10-15 minutes feedback; details here]
Apr 18: Second Set of Presentations
[ca. 25-30 minutes per group: 15 minutes presentation + 10-15 minutes feedback; details here]
Apr 23: Conclusion: the Future of "Sustainable Development -- the Ongoing Evolution of an Idea
[including the tensions between sustainability, globalization and the ideology of progress]
Campbell, Scott. 1996. ""Green Cities, Growing Cities, Just Cities? Urban Planning and the Contradictions of Sustainable Development", Journal of the American Planning Association 62 (3): 296-312.