Urban Planning 269: Special Topics in Environmental Analysis and Policy: Climate Change and Everyday Fragility

Quarter: Winter 2017
Instructor: Stephen K. Commins

Identification of some factors associated with climate change. Students look at various regions and their specific risks and possible problem-solving approaches. Examination of case studies at regional level to see what can be learned from existing efforts. Consideration of specific issues around poverty, inequality, and exclusion, and how these relate to climate threats; as well as approaches to adaptation, mitigation, and disaster response and relief. Overall frame of everyday fragility--how people experience different types of insecurity in specific contexts, and how climate change will shift some of these dynamics.