UP532: Sustainable Development -
Sunday, January 9, 2022
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Readings by Week (additions/changes possible)
[Sources:eBooks (online books through UM Library); if no link provided, text on the Canvas site.]
Jan 10: Conceptions of Urban Sustainability
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.
Moore, Steven A. 2016. "Testing a Mature Hypothesis: Reflection on "Green Cities, Growing Cities, Just Cities: Urban Planning and the Contradiction of Sustainable Development"." Journal of the American Planning Association 82 (4):385-388.
Saiu, V. (2017). The Three Pitfalls of Sustainable City: A Conceptual Framework for Evaluating the Theory-Practice Gap. Sustainability, 9, 2311.
Gunder, M. (2006). Sustainability: Planning's Saving Grace or Road to Perdition? Journal of Planning Education and Research, 26, 208-221.
Here is the shared google doc that we will use today in small groups. (filename: URP532 W22 Monday 10 Jan, theories and definitions of sustainability- inclass questions for small groups)
Jan 12: The Intellectual and Social History of Urban Sustainability
Berke, Philip R. (2008)- The Evolution of Green Community Planning, Scholarship, and Practice- An Introduction to the Special Issue, Journal of the American Planning Association, 74-4, 393-407
Beatley, Timothy. 2012. Sustainability in Planning: The Arc and Trajectory of a Movement, in Sanyal, Bishwapriya, Vale, Lawrence J., and Rosan, Christina, eds. Planning Ideas That Matter : Livability, Territoriality, Governance, and Reflective Practice. Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press. pp. 333-57. [eBooks]
Thomas L. Daniels (2009): A Trail Across Time: American Environmental Planning From City Beautiful to Sustainability, Journal of the American Planning Association, 75:2, 178-192
Redclift, M. (1993). Sustainable Development: Needs, Values, Rights. Environmental Values, 2(1), 3-20.
Caradonna, J. L. (2014). Sustainability : A History. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Ch 5. From Concept to Movement, pp. 136-175]. [eBooks]
background readings (landmark texts):
Hardin, Garrett (1968). "The Tragedy of the Commons" (PDF). Science. 162 (3859): 1243–1248.
Meadows, D. H., Meadows, D. L., Randers, J., & Behrens, W. W., III. (1972). The Limits to growth; a report for the Club of Rome's project on the predicament of mankind. New York: Universe Books. [see excerpt in the Wheeler & Beatley sustainability reader]
Brown, L. R. (1982). Building a sustainable society. Society, 19(2), 75-85.
World Commission on Environment and Development. (1987). Our Common Future ("the Brundtland Commission"). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [link]
[also: introduce ecotopia/dystopia assignment for next session]
Here is the shared google doc that we will use today in small groups. filename: URP532W22, a chronology of sustainability (events, laws, publications, etc)
no class Jan 17: please attend the Martin Luther King Jr. events across campus
Jan 19: What can Ecotopian/Dystopian visions (from Science Fiction, Design, and elsewhere) tell us about Sustainable Futures? [Assignment 1]
[Each student will select an example of a future vision, write a brief critique and present to class. see assignment page for details]
Annette Koh. 2018. The right to the city: urbanism, planning and cities in science fiction and fantasy. The Book Smugglers.
Yusoff, K., & Gabrys, J. (2011). Climate change and the imagination. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 2(4), 516-534.
(2017). ‘"Not to escape the world but to join it": responding to climate change with imagination not fantasy'. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 375 (20160365)https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2016.0365.
Gallardo, Pere, and Russell, Elizabeth, eds. 2014. Yesterday's Tomorrows : On Utopia and Dystopia. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publisher. [ebooks]
Tester, Keith. 2012. Utopia: Social Theory and the Future. Abingdon, Oxon: Taylor & Francis Group. [ebooks]
Collett, Anne, and Murphy, Olivia, eds. 2019. Romantic Climates : Literature and Science in an Age of Catastrophe. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan US. [ebooks]
Canavan, Gerry, and Robinson, Kim Stanley, eds. 2014. Green Planets : Ecology and Science Fiction. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press. [ebooks]
Milner, Andrew. 2012. Locating Science Fiction. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. [ebooks]
Magid, Annette M., ed. 2015. Apocalyptic Projections : A Study of Past Predictions, Current Trends and Future Intimations as Related to Film and Literature. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publisher. [ebooks]
Ascott, Roy, ed. 2006. Engineering Nature : Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era. Bristol: Intellect Books Ltd. [ebooks]
Jan 24, 26: 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).
Calthorpe, Peter. 2010. Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change. Covelo, CA, USA: Island Press. (Ch. 5: The Urban Footprint) [eBooks]
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 Canvas 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. [eBooks]
Tachieva, Galina. 2010. Sprawl Repair Manual. Island Press. [eBooks]
Neuman, Michael. 2005. The Compact City Fallacy. Journal of the American Planning Association 25: 11-26.
Jan 31: The Regional Scale: Urban-Suburban Balance, Greenbelts, Ecoregions
[readings to be updated, with an article on the Portland UGB]
Walker, Richard A. 2009. Country in the City : The Greening of the San Francisco Bay Area. Seattle, WA, USA: University of Washington Press. [Introduction, Chs. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, Conclusion] [eBooks]
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.
Campbell, Scott. 2009. “Megaregions and Sustainability,” in Megaregions: Planning for Global Competitiveness, Catherine Ross (ed), Island Press, pp. 127-139.[eBooks]
Wheeler, Stephen M (2009): Regions, Megaregions, and Sustainability, Regional Studies, 43:6, 863-876
Amati, Marco (ed). 2008. Urban Green Belts in the Twenty-First Century. Abingdon, Oxon, GBR: Ashgate. [eBooks]
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)[eBooks]
Calthorpe, Peter, and William Fulton. 2001. Regional City : New Urbanism and the End of Sprawl. Covelo, CA, USA: Island Press. (Chs. 1, 3, Conclusion)
Anderson, Larry. 2002. Benton MacKaye : Conservationist, Planner, and Creator of the Appalachian Trail. Baltimore, MD, USA: Johns Hopkins University Press. (Chs. 1, 8-11). [eBooks]
Bailey, Robert G. 2002. Ecoregion-Based Design for Sustainability. Secaucus, NJ, USA: Springer. [eBooks]
Carl Abbott and Margery Post Abbott, A history of Metro,( May 1991) [link through the Metro site]
Feb 2: Student Presentations: Mini Case studies of the Connection between Land Use/Urban Form and Sustainability [Assignment 2]
Each student will give a brief 3-4 minute presentation of a mini case study that explores the relationship between land use/urban form and environmental consequences. See the assignment page for details of this assignment.
Is the sustainable City the socially just city? Values, inequalities and inclusive environmentalism
Feb 7: Social Justice + Environmental Sustainability = Environmental Justice?
[NOTE: we will spent the first part of class finishing the student presentations from last Wednesday]
Agyeman, Julian. 2005. Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice. New York, NY, USA: New York University Press (NYU Press). [eBooks] [Introduction, Chs 1,2,6; Appendix]
Schrock, G., Bassett, E. M., & Green, J. (2015). Pursuing Equity and Justice in a Changing Climate: Assessing Equity in Local Climate and Sustainability Plans in U.S. Cities. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 35(3), 282-295.
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. Michigan Journal of Sustainability, Vol 1. [link]
Cole, H. V. S., Garcia Lamarca, M., Connolly, J. J. T., & Anguelovski, I. (2017). Are green cities healthy and equitable? Unpacking the relationship between health, green space and gentrification. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 71, 1118-1121.
Caniglia, B. S. (Ed.), Vallee, M. (Ed.), Frank, B. (Ed.). (2017). Resilience, Environmental Justice and the City. London: Routledge, https://doi-org.proxy.lib.umich.edu/10.4324/9781315652054. [available online via UM Library -- login required]
Castán, Broto, Vanesa, and Linda Westman. Urban Sustainability and Justice : Just Sustainabilities and Environmental Planning, Zed Books, 2019. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.proxy.lib.umich.edu/lib/umichigan/detail.action?docID=5982631. [eBooks]
Pearsall, H., & Pierce, J. (2010). Urban sustainability and environmental justice: evaluating the linkages in public planning/policy discourse. Local Environment, 15(6), 569-580. doi:10.1080/13549839.2010.487528
Rigolon, A., & Németh, J. (2019). Green gentrification or ‘just green enough’: Do park location, size and function affect whether a place gentrifies or not? Urban Studies.
Haffner, J. (2015, May 6). The dangers of eco-gentrification: what's the best way to make a city greener? The Guardian. [link]
Rice, J. L., Cohen, D. A., Long, J., & Jurjevich, J. R. Contradictions of the Climate-Friendly City: New Perspectives on Eco-Gentrification and Housing Justice. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.
McClintock, N. (2018). Cultivating (a) Sustainability Capital: Urban Agriculture, Ecogentrification, and the Uneven Valorization of Social Reproduction. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 108(2), 579-590.
Cucca, R. (2012). The Unexpected Consequences of Sustainability. Green Cities Between Innovation and Ecogentrification. sociologica. doi:10.2383/38269
Harper, E. T. (2020). Ecological Gentrification in Response t Apocalyptic Narratives of Climate Change: The Production of an Immuno-political Fantasy. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 44(1), 55-71. doi:10.1111/1468-2427.12842
Machline, E., Pearlmutter, D., Schwartz, M., & Pech, P. (2020). Green Neighbourhoods and Eco-Gentrification : A Tale of Two Countries. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG. [digital book available through UM Library]
Black, KJ, & Richards, M. (2020). Eco-gentrification and who benefits from urban green amenities: NYC’s high Line. Landscape and Urban Planning, 204, 103900. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2020.103900
Klein, M., B.L. Keeler, K. Derickson, K. Swift, F. Jacobs, H. Waters, R. Walker. (2020). Sharing in the benefits of a greening city. A policy toolkit to address the intersections of housing and environmental justice. link: https://create.umn.edu/toolkit/
Feb 14: Local Sustainability Plans and Municipal Offices of Sustainability
Liao, L., Warner, M. E., & Homsy, G. C. (2020). When Do Plans Matter? Tracking Changes in Local Government Sustainability Actions From 2010 to 2015. Journal of the American Planning Association, 86(1), 60-74.
Berke, Philip R., and Maria Manta Conroy. 2000. "Are We Planning for Sustainable Development? An Evaluation of 30 Comprehensive Plans." Journal of the American Planning Association, 66(1): 21–33.
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 Canvas under "APA,EIP33part3")
Saha, D., & Paterson, R. G. (2008). Local Government Efforts to Promote the “Three Es” of Sustainable Development: Survey in Medium to Large Cities in the United States. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 28(1), 21-37.
International City and County Association. (2016). 2015 ICMA sustainability survey questionnaire and results. [link] (a concise overview of patterns and trends)
American Planning Association. 2000. Policy Guide on Planning for Sustainability. Ratified by Board of Directors, April 17, 2000, New York, N.Y. (in Canvas under "APA,EIP33part2").
selections from these two files:
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). [now on Canvas]
City of Ann Arbor: Sustainability Framework (2013)
Alibasi, H. (2018). Sustainability and Resilience Planning for Local Governments. Cham: Springer. [eBook available]
HUD, Sustainability Planning Tookit (2009, written by ICLEI) [link]
Feb 16: How do Cities know they are substantively moving towards sustainability? the Use of Carrying Capacity, Ecological Footprint and Other Measures for Planning
Turcu, C. (2013). Re-thinking sustainability indicators: local perspectives of urban sustainability. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 56(5), 695-719.
Huang, L., Wu, J., & Yan, L. (2015). Defining and measuring urban sustainability: a review of indicators. Landscape Ecology, 30(7), 1175-1193.
Newman, Peter, and Isabella Jennings. 2008. Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems : Principles and Practices. Washington, DC, USA: Island Press. (Chapter 4: Ecological Footprints; pp. 223-7, "Indicator Projects"). [eBooks]
Brandon, Peter, and Patrizia Lombardi. 2010. Evaluating Sustainable Development in the Built Environment (2nd Edition). Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley-Blackwell. (Chapters 4-6) [eBooks]
Newman, Peter, and Isabella Jennings. 2008. Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems : Principles and Practices. Washington, DC, USA: Island Press. [eBooks]
Neuman, M., & Churchill, S. W. (2015). Measuring sustainability. Town Planning Review, 86(4), 457-482.
Conke, L. S., & Ferreira, T. L. (2015). Urban metabolism: Measuring the city's contribution to sustainable development. Environmental Pollution, 202, 146-152
Tanguay, G. A., Rajaonson, J., Lefebvre, J.-F., & Lanoie, P. (2010). Measuring the sustainability of cities: An analysis of the use of local indicators. Ecological Indicators, 10(2), 407-418. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2009.07.013
Newman, Peter, and Isabella Jennings. 2008. Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems : Principles and Practices. Washington, DC, USA: Island Press. (Chapter 5: Modeling Cities on Ecosystems). [eBooks]
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]
Moore, J., Kissinger, M., & Rees, W. E. (2013). An urban metabolism and ecological footprint assessment of Metro Vancouver. Journal of Environmental Management, 124, 51-61. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.03.009. [just added to Canvas]
Feb 21: Case studies of Local Sustainability Plans and Planning [Assignment 3]
Each student will give a brief 3-4 minute presentation of a case study of Local Sustainability Plans and Planning. See the assignment page for details of this assignment.
Feb 23: Case studies of Local Sustainability Measures [Assignment 4]
Each student will give a brief 3-4 minute presentation of a case study of Local Sustainability Measures. See the assignment page for details of this assignment.
Mid-Winter Break: No class Feb 28, Mar 2
Mar 7: Climate Change through the lens of urbanization: the impacts on cities and regions
Long, Joshua, and Jennifer L Rice. 2019. ‘From Sustainable Urbanism to Climate Urbanism’. Urban Studies 56(5): 992–1008.
Meerow, S., & Woodruff, S. C. (2020). Seven Principles of Strong Climate Change Planning. Journal of the American Planning Association, 86(1), 39-46. doi:10.1080/01944363.2019.1652108
Schrock, G., Bassett, E. M., & Green, J. (2015). Pursuing Equity and Justice in a Changing Climate: Assessing Equity in Local Climate and Sustainability Plans in U.S. Cities. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 35(3), 282-295. doi:10.1177/0739456X15580022
World Resources Institute. 2018. IPCC 1.5° Report: We Need to Build and Live Differently in Cities
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - Reports • Ch. 8: Urban areas. In: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Williams, A. P., Cook, E. R., Smerdon, J. E., Cook, B. I., Abatzoglou, J. T., Bolles, K., . . . Livneh, B. (2020). Large contribution from anthropogenic warming to an emerging North American megadrought. Science, 368(6488), 314-318. doi:10.1126/science. [link] (article summarized in Matt McGrath. 2020. Climate change: US megadrought 'already under way'. BBC News. April 16.)
Goh, K. (2020). Planning the Green New Deal: Climate Justice and the Politics of Sites and Scales. Journal of the American Planning Association, 86(2), 188-195. doi:10.1080/01944363.2019.1688671
Meaghan O'Neill. 2020. How Urban Planners Are Reacting to Climate Change. Architectural Digest. [link]
Flavie Halais. 2020. Cities Race to Slow Climate Change—and Improve Life for All. Wired. [link]
Barbour, Elisa & Elizabeth A. Deakin (2012)- Smart Growth Planning for Climate Protection, Journal of the American Planning Association, 78-1, 70-86.
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.
Ellen Bassett & Vivek Shandas (2010): Innovation and Climate Action Planning, Journal of the American Planning
Ewing, Reid, Keith Bartholomew, and Steve Winkelman. 2008. Growing Cooler : Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change. Washington, DC, USA: Urban Land Institute. (Chs. 1,2,3,9) [eBooks]
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]
Flavelle, Christoper. 2021. Tiny Town, Big Decision: What Are We Willing to Pay to Fight the Rising Sea? The New York Times. March 14.
Mar 9: No Class (instructor doing external review at outside university)
Mar 14: The Suburban Edge, Forests and Wildfire: Exurban Growth and the Changing Wildland-Urban Interface (or: Trees as Resource, Trees as Risk)
Themes for today: How do we understand the multiple roles of trees and forests? (as habitat, open space, natural resource, scenery, fire danger). How is the interface between human settlements and forests changing -- due to urban development at the metropolitan edge; due to changing forestry practices; due to increased fire risk? How do we rethink land use planning and regulation?
Spencer Bokat-Lindell. 2019. Can California Save Itself From Burning? New York Times. Oct 29. [link]
Thomas Fuller. 2020. Native Solutions to Big Fires. New York Times. Jan 24. [link]
Damien Cave. 2020. The End of Australia as We Know It. New York Times.Feb 15. [link]
Syphard AD, Bar Massada A, Butsic V, Keeley JE (2013) Land Use Planning and Wildfire: Development Policies Influence Future Probability of Housing Loss. PLoS ONE 8(8): e71708. [link]
Stephen, R. S. (2006). Sustainable forestry in the balance. Journal of Forestry, 104(4), 187-195.
Read, Anna and Molly Mowery. 2018. Zoning and Land-Use Tools in the Wildland-Urban Interface. Zoning Practice. American Planning Association. [in Canvas] [APA link]
Markey, Sean. 2004. Second Growth: Community Economic Development in Rural British Columbia. Vancouver: UBC Press. [eBooks] (Chs. 3, 4; optional, see also Chs. 1-2).
Rajala, Richard A. 1998. Clearcutting the Pacific Rain Forest: Production, Science, and Regulation. Vancouver, BC, CAN: UBC Press. [eBooks] (Ch. 1 The Forest as Factory: Technological Change in West Coast Logging, 1880-1965; and Ch 2 Managing the Factory Regime: The Emergence of Logging Engineering and Industrial Forestry, 1880-1965)
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) [eBooks]
Cohen, Shaul Ephraim. 2004. Planting Nature : Trees and the Manipulation of Environmental Stewardship in America. Berkeley: University of California Press. [eBooks]
Ross, Michael L. 2001. Timber Booms and Institutional Breakdown Southeast Asia. Port Chester, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press. [eBooks]
Mar 16: Moving Outside Cars: towards a Pedestrian-, Bicycle- and Transit-Friendly Landscape
Schlossberg, M., Rowell, J., Amos, D., & Sanford, K. (2013). Rethinking Streets: An Evidence-based Guide to 25 Complete Street Transformations. Eugene, OR: Sustainable Cities Initiative, University of Oregon. [in Canvas; see also: http://www.rethinkingstreets.com/, which also includes Rethinking Streets for Bikes]
Speck, J., & SpringerLink (Online service). (2018). Walkable City: Rules 101 Steps to Making Better Places. [read online via Springer Link c/o UM Library]
Please explore these many resources (both governmental and non-profit sources):
Streetsblog: Informing The Movement To Improve Walking, Biking, And Transit (many relevant articles, including: "Advocates to Feds: We Need a New Traffic-Control Manual" 3/24/2021)
BUILDING EQUITY: Race, ethnicity, class, and protected bike lanes: An idea book for fairer cities (A report from PeopleForBikes and Alliance for Biking & Walking)
Tamika Butler. 2020. Why We Must Talk About Race When We Talk About Bikes. Bicycling. June 9.
Smart Growth America: National Complete Streets Coalition
Michigan Municipal League: Complete Streets
SEMCOG: Complete Streets
Detroit Greenways Coalition: Complete Streets+ (including a 5 minute video)
Complete Streets: Detroit's Streetscape Program (5 minute video)
Ars Technica: US pedestrian deaths rose sharply in the first half of 2020 (3/23/2021)
Beyond the Automobile (blog)
The Guardian. "‘Would that all journeys were on foot’: writers on the joy of walking" (9/21/2018) and 'Let's bring back the dignity of walking': being on foot in your city (9/21/2018)
Speck, J. (2012). Walkable city : how downtown can save America, one step at a time (1st ed.). New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
See also Ann Arbor's transportation page (such as the 2019 NON-MOTORIZED PROGRESS REPORT), about complete streets, walkability, non-motorized transportation planning, the links between local- and state-level transportation efforts, and how the idea of sustainability is viewed from within the world of transportation planning! See also: Ann Arbor Moving Together Towards Vision Zero •
Mar 21: Water
[readings to be updated]
Gandy, Matthew. 2002. Concrete and clay : reworking nature in New York City, Urban and industrial environments. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. (Chapter 1: "Water, Space and Power," pp. 19-75 - in Canvas)
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.
Macaulay, David. 1983. Underground. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. [eBooks] [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. [eBooks]
March 23: Energy (local renewables, microgrids, etc.)
[readings to be added]
March 28: Materials Cycle (trash, recycling, composting)
[readings to be added]
The economics of Sustainability / the Conflicts between Economic Development and Environmental Protection
Mar 30: Using Urban Economics and Resource Economics to Understand Barriers and Opportunities towards Sustainability
[readings to be added]
Apr 4: Resource-Dependent Communities: Mining, Fracking, Timber
[theme: how the search for domestic energy sources using new extraction technologies has led to a new landscape of drilling, with new economic opportunities in rural communities and complex environmental impacts and land regulation challenges]
Beebeejaun, Y. (2017). Exploring the intersections between local knowledge and environmental regulation: A study of shale gas extraction in Texas and Lancashire. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 35(3), 417-433. doi:10.1177/0263774X16664905
Loh, C. G., & Osland, A. C. (2016). Local Land Use Planning Responses to Hydraulic Fracturing. Journal of the American Planning Association, 82(3), 222-235. doi:10.1080/01944363.2016.1176535
University of Michigan Graham Sustainability Institute. 2015. Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan Integrated Assessment Final Report [link]
Fry, M., Brannstrom, C., & Sakinejad, M. (2017). Suburbanization and shale gas wells: Patterns, planning perspectives, and reverse setback policies. Landscape and Urban Planning, 168, 9-21. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.08.005
Pothukuchi, K., Arrowsmith, M., & Lyon, N. (2018). Hydraulic Fracturing. Journal of Planning Literature, 33(2), 155-170. doi:10.1177/0885412217733991
Freilich, R. H., & Popowitz, N. M. (2012). Oil and gas fracking: State and federal regulation does not preempt needed local government regulation: Examining the santa fe county oil and gas plan and ordinance as a model. The Urban Lawyer, 44(3), 533-575.
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 (on fracking) • Grow WNY: A Fracking Primer • US DOE: Fracking 101 • API (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 (other PBS news hour videos on fracking) • This American Life: "Game Changer" (audio podcast) • Shale cowboys: fracking under Trump | VPRO Documentary | 2017
Apr 6: Student choice
I will survey students of ideas for this session, and then we will vote 1-2 weeks ahead of time.
Apr 11 & 13: Student Presentations of Projects [Assignment 5]
[students will make presentations of their case study projects -- see assignment page for details]
Apr 18: Conclusion: the Future of "Sustainable Development -- the Ongoing Evolution of an Idea [Assignment 6]
This last session will provide an opportunity to link common themes from the class sessions and develop a set of principles for sustainable urbanism. [instructions on assignments page]
ADDENDUM: Extra topics/modules *NOT* in this year's schedule:
Note: Here are several other possible class modules:
TOPIC: 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) [eBooks]
Jackson, Richard, and Stacy Sinclair. 2012. Designing healthy communities. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (Chs 1,2) [eBooks]
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. [eBooks]
Lopez, Russ. 2012. The built environment and public health. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. [eBooks]
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. [eBooks]
OTHER TOPIC: International Models of Sustainable Development Planning (including a focus on Germany)
Heinrichs, H., & Schuster, F. (2017). Still some way to go: institutionalisation of sustainability in German local governments. Local Environment, 22(5), 536-552. [new date
David Thorpe, The World's Most Successful Model for Sustainable Urban Development? [link] see also: Andrew Purvis, Is this the greenest city in the world? The Guardian, 23 Mar 2008. [link] and Freiburg‘s sustainability process
Olpadwala, Porus and William W. Goldsmith, 1992, "The Sustainability of Privilege: Reflections on the Environment, the Third World City, and Poverty," World Development, Vol. 20, #4, April.
Ross, Michael L. 2001. Timber Booms and Institutional Breakdown Southeast Asia. Cambridge University Press. (Ch 2: The Problem of Resource Booms) [eBooks]