Sustainable Design and Technology OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Undergraduate Architecture Class on Sustainable Design

Published Feb 22, 2009

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'Sustainable Design and Technology' is an OpenCourseWare that is offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that focuses on the current understanding of sustainability as it relates to urban design. The course is intended for students with an interest in Architecture or those completing coursework in degree programs, such as the Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning.

Sustainable Design and Technology Research Workshop: Course Specifics

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Sustainable Design and Technology Research Workshop: Course Description

Sustainable design encompasses the global effort to find architectural solutions that work to ensure that elements in the environment, including inorganic elements, living organisms and humans function in a cohesive manner. 'Sustainable Design and Technology Research Workshop,' a free course provided as part of the MIT OpenCourseware project, looks at the concepts of sustainability and urban design. Students will develop an understanding of how sustainable architecture is visualized, evaluated and executed at different levels. There is an emphasis on striking a balance with the environment and reducing the ecological impact of architectural design and technical applications. This course, which is presented in a workshop format, is taught by Professors Leon Glickman and Andrew Scott from the MIT Department of Architecture.

The materials for the 'Sustainable Design and Technology Research Workshop' OpenCourseWare include assignments and projects that are available in downloadable PDF files. To download course materials or to learn more, visit the sustainable design and technology research course page.

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