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May 24th 2017

Using real examples, learn how ecology can guide urban design to avert environmental disasters and improve people’s lives. Too often modern cities and suburbs are disorganized places where most new development makes daily life less pleasant, creates more traffic congestion, and contributes to climate change. This trend has to change; and our course is going to show you how.

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Mar 20th 2017

War and conflict can severely disrupt the governance of the environment. What is the impact on both people and the environment? This course explores three basic principles when considering conflict in the natural environment: 1. The economics of the coming spaceship Earth; 2. Scarcity and conflict; 3.The environment as a weapon of war.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

Complexity in nature arises from a myriad of simple interactions. How can this lead to an unpredictable dynamism? This course explores three basic principles when considering how natural systems are organised: Causality; Internal dynamics vs external drivers; The mathematics of human ecology.

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Feb 6th 2017

Get an introduction to geology. Discover where materials that make up everyday objects come from and how to use them sustainably. Everything we use that has not been grown either contains or relies on materials that have been sourced by a geoscientist. Whether we are standing out in the wilderness, in the middle of a city or in our home, geology and the Earth’s natural resources are all around us, forming an integral part of our everyday lives.

Average: 10 (1 vote)