Finance, Geography and Sustainability: Lessons for Urban Planning, Development, and Beyond

Through a series of colloquium sessions and a two-day workshop, open to the full DUSP department community, this subject examines the crucially important relationship between finance, geography, and sustainability. The topics of discussion will be divided into three themes: 1) finance and environmental sustainability, 2) finance and economic sustainability, and 3) finance and social sustainability.  Speakers will address issues ranging from integrated reporting and city development to global climate finance to revising macroeconomic policy. The course will provide students a consideration of global and local issues of finance and sustainability, a refined view of changing macroeconomic conditions and the capacity to synthesize and respond to the arguments made by others.