Planning for Sustainable Development

Deforestation in the Amazon as seen from satellite.

A land-use image of Rondonia, in the Amazon Rainforest, showing the clearing of forests over time. (Image courtesy of NASA.)

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MIT Course Number

11.366J / 1.817J

As Taught In

Spring 2006

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

Course Description

This course explores policy and planning for sustainable development. It critically examines concept of sustainability as a process of social, organizational, and political development drawing on cases from the U.S. and Europe. It also explores pathways to sustainability through debates on ecological modernization; sustainable technology development, international and intergenerational fairness, and democratic governance.

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David Laws, and Martin Rein. 11.366J Planning for Sustainable Development, Spring 2006. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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