UP 456: Sustainable Planning Workshop
Fall 2011  


Course Schedule

Date
Topic
27-Aug
Monday

Course Introduction and overview of “the sustainability question"
 Discussion: Review syllabus, introductions

29-Aug
Wednesday

Sustainable Planning
 
Discussion: Sustainability readings
 Readings:
  •  Bring in a reading that responds to the question: What is sustainable planning? 
 Due: What does sustainable planning mean? 1-2 pgs

3-Sep

Labor Day - No Class

5-Sep

Sustainable Planning
 
Discussion: Campbell, sustainability responses
 Readings:
  •  Scott Campbell
      Scott Campbell, 1996. Green Cities, Growing Cities, Just Cities? Urban Planning and the Contradictions of Sustainable Development. Journal of the American Planning Association. Summer, 1996. 
 Due: What is are some of the inherent conflicts in urban sustainabilty? Describe 1 in detail. 1-2 pgs

10-Sep

Sustainable Urbanism
 Discussion: Farr, Sustainable urbanism responses
 Readings:
  •  Farr (Part 1)(ch 1)
       
Douglas Farr. 2009. Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature. Wiley and Sons ISBN: 978 0471 777519
 Due: What is Sustainable Urbanism? 1-2 pgs 


12-Sep

Sustainable Urbanism
 Discussion: Farr
 Readings:
  •  Farr (part 2)
Due:  Part 1. How can Sustainable Urbanism be implemented? 1-2pgs 

17-Sep

Sustainable Urbanism
 Discussion: Farr, Sustainable urbanism responses
 Readings:
  •  Farr (Part 3)
 Due:  Part 2. what are the barriers to Sustainable Urbanism implementation? 1-2pgs 

19-Sep

Sustainable Urbanism
 Discussion: Farr with Meg Cederoth from Parsons Brinkerhoff, Sacrament, CA
 Readings:
  •  Farr (part 3)
Due:  Sustainable Urbanism Question? 1-2pgs

24-Sep

Sustainable Urbanism
 Discussion: Farr
 Readings: + found related reading
  •  Farr (part 3)

Due:  Due: What is a good example of Sustainable Urbanism and why? 1-2pgs

26-Sep
Sustainable Urbanism Part 2
 Discussion: Farr
 Readings: + found related reading
  •  Farr (part 3)
1-Oct

SU Themes
 Discussion: In-Class Presentations

3-Oct

SU Themes
 
Discussion: In-Class Presentations

8-Oct
Thematic Regional Studies
 Discussion: Plone Tutorial
10-Oct
Project Introduction
 
Discussion: Thematics; Plone Site
 Readings:
LISC; City of Chicago Sust; CMAP; Chicago Urban Design; CMAP Draft LU Plan Goals

15-Oct

 

Thematic Regional Study: Socio-Economics and Food
 Discussion: SE; Food
 Readings:Food: Food Sensitive Planning; Food Deserts; Food & Planning
                Socio-Economics: Chicago Econ and Jobs - Plan; Summary; Chi Green Opportunities
17-Oct

Thematic Regional Study: Land Use
 Discussion: urban and natural land use issues
 Readings: Urban: Central Area Plan; Redrawing American Cities; City of Chicago Plan
                 Natural: Green Infrastructure; Burnham Plan

22-Oct
Thematic Regional Study: Water
 Discussion: regional potable water and stormwater issues
 Readings: Potable - Ensuring Sust Water Supply; Water Conserv & Density
                 Stomrwater - Chicago 2003 StWMPlan; GreenInfrastructure; Guide to StWater;
24-Oct

Thematic Regional Study: Energy and Transportation
 Discussion: energy supply and demand
 Readings: Energy:Regional Energy Snapshot; Reg Building Energy
                  Transportation: CDOT Action Agenda; TODs in Chicago
October 26th Visit to Chicago

29-Oct
Thematic Presentations
31-Oct

Thematic Presentations


5-Nov
Stakeholder Review and group creation

7-Nov

Project Plan Development
 

12-Nov

Project Plan Development


14-Nov

Project Plan Development


19-Nov
Project Plan Development


21-Nov

Project Plan Development


26-Nov
BREAK

28-Nov

BREAK

3-Dec
Project Plan Completion


5-Dec

Project Plan Completion

10-Dec
Project Plan Completion
12-Dec
  Project Presentations
 
In class presentations with regional stakeholders
(9AM - 1PM)


19-Dec
  Final Projects Due