11.165J | Fall 2021 | Undergraduate, Graduate
Urban Energy Systems and Policy
Course Description
This class is about figuring out together what cities and users can do to reduce their energy use and carbon emissions. Many other classes at MIT focus on policies, technologies, and systems, often at the national or international level, but this course focuses on the scale of cities and users. It is designed for any …
This class is about figuring out together what cities and users can do to reduce their energy use and carbon emissions. Many other classes at MIT focus on policies, technologies, and systems, often at the national or international level, but this course focuses on the scale of cities and users. It is designed for any students interested in learning how to intervene in the energy use of cities using policy, technology, economics, and urban planning.
Learning Resource Types
assignment Written Assignments
Readings
Towers of an industrial facility, with steam rising in the background.
Many cities still rely on burning fossil fuels to supply their energy needs. (Photo courtesy of Louis Vest on Flickr. License: CC BY-NC.)