In this studio course, students will propose a solution to a sustainable development challenge in a real community. This course builds upon CP 2233 Sustainable Urban Development by challenging students to apply their understanding of sustainability to a clients’ need. While the primary focus is on exploring opportunities for enhancing sustainable development and adaptation in an urban setting, the course will be framed through the lens of climate justice and social equity. Concepts of equity, public voice, and climate justice will inform desired outcomes, thereby informing their policy and design recommendations.
Our approach involved splitting into five teams in order to calculate the greenhouse gas emissions and sequestration from different areas of the city of Atlanta. These areas were energy and buildings, transportation, water and waste, food, and green spaces.
Our findings consist of the greenhouse gas emissions and sequestration from each sector as well as the total greenhouse gas emissions for the city of Atlanta. Using our findings we offered recommendations for how to reduce the emissions. We also consolidated our findings into a poster and our final report