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Exploring Sustainability at Different Scales

This class provides an introduction to the concept of sustainability from the perspectives of different disciplines, including, business and economics, science, engineering, social sciences and the humanities. We use the UN framework on Sustainable Development Goals to emphasize the breath of this concept, and the MIT campus and research and education missions to focus these broad perspectives onto a specific example that is close to home. The class emphasizes critical analysis and thinking, readings, discussion, and community action. We meet with various experts and identify team projects with final reports. The class includes both undergraduates and graduates with additional assignments for the latter.