Online Summer Course: Building Cities that Think Like Planets Using Simulation and Scenario Planning

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Undergraduate and graduate students from any department or program with an interest in urban ecology, eco-evolution, and environmental planning are invited to register for “Building Cities that Think Like Planets Using Simulation and Scenario Planning,” a summer online course led by Dr. Marina Alberti. Using real case examples this class will explore dynamics of coupled human-natural systems in urbanizing regions and learn how to apply simulation and scenario planning to assess the effectiveness of planning strategies under alternative futures.

The course will be suitable for both students without previous coursework in the field who are highly motivated and open to expand their perspective on urban design and city planning and advanced graduate students who are engaged in research in the field of urban ecology and environmental planning. The course is also suitable for urban managers and planners interested in learning strategic foresight and experimenting with prototyping future scenarios.