PROJ_MGT 446: Systems Thinking for Sustainable Design

Quarter Offered

Winter : W 6:30-8pm ; Helen Kessler & Michelle Halle Stern


Creating a sustainable future is not possible without systems thinking. Sustainable design is too complex, with many interacting systems, to be tackled in a linear fashion. However, as with many disciplines, we try to force sustainable design into a way of thinking that is generally compartmentalized. Our goal in this class is to explore holistic thought processes, and challenge our standard ways of thinking. We will explore ideas, methodologies and frameworks that transcend commonly used tools such as LEED, which can turn sustainable design into a series of checkboxes.

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