|Title||MIT Course||Preview||Type of Activity||Instructional Approach||Content Area||SDG|
|GFDX: Ekman Layers||Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics||
Demonstration for the course Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics.
|Demonstration||Other||Fluid Dynamics||SDG 15 - Life on Land|
|Environmental Assessment||Introduction to Environmental Policy and Planning||
Most environmental planners presume that policy decisions regarding the use of natural resources and patterns of development can be enhanced through the application of various analytical tools.
|Paper||Other||Urban Studies||SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities|
|Midterm Exam||Environmental Policy and Economics||
Midterm Exam for the course Environmental Policy and Economics.
|Problem Set||Other||Economics||SDG 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth|
|Assignment 3 - Observe a Public Meeting||Methods of Policy Analysis||
Attend a public meeting in the Boston area, take careful notes on the event, and report back in a succinct, well-organized informational memo. Be sure to also collect any materials distributed at the event for reference. Your memo should describe the organization, discuss where its power originates, identify the purpose of the meeting, explain the structure of the deliberative process used to collect input, and discuss what, if any, outcome resulted.
|Memo||Place-Based Learning||Policy||SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities|
|Design@MIT||D-Lab II: Design||
Consider the objects and products you encounter every day while at MIT—all of these were designed. When looking at a design, it’s important to be critical, but in a constructive manner. It’s also important to recognize that there are very few instances where a design is totally great or totally terrible; there are typically good parts of a poor design, and vice versa.
Take a picture of two very different objects or products, one that you believe is a relatively bad design, and one that is a relatively good design. Discuss the pros and cons of each design, and why you have come to your overall “good” or “bad” conclusion. Also discuss what trade-offs and constraints the designers likely faced in developing these products, and how these challenges were managed.
|Paper, Photographs||Inquiry-Based Learning||Design||SDG 15 - Life on Land|
|Homework 9||Transport Processes in the Environment||
Problem set for the course Transport Processes in the Environment.
|Problem Set||Other||Environmental Transport Processes||SDG 15 - Life on Land|
|Assignment 2||Building Technology Laboratory||
The second phase of our first lab consists of three parts:
|Lab||Architecture||SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities|
|Paper 2: Providing Expert Advice||Energy, Environment, and Society: Global Politics, Technologies, And Ecologies of the Water-Energy-Food Crises||
Wakanda's president recently created an interagency commission to address the challenges and opportunities in developing a policy framework of this nature. The interagency commission has called for a group of experts including: industrial leaders, worker's unions, local communities, scientists, social scientists, policy scholars, and foreign experts on comparative environmental governance.
You are one of the members of this last group. Your job is to advise how to better discuss, design, and implement a policy framework considering ecological, social, economic, and political aspects.
|Paper||Other||Energy, Environment, Society||SDG 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy|
|Assignment 2: Site Probes||Big Plans and Mega-Urban Landscapes||
In teams of 1, 2, OR 3, students will conduct visits to sites of their own choice. Using direct observation, photography, mapping, and online data collection, you will “probe” your site, uncovering social, political, economic, physical, and environmental conditions specific to that place.
|Maps, Photographs, Verbal Summary, Written Report||Place-Based Learning||Urban Planning||SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities|
|Paper One||Anthropology of Biology||
Write a 7-page paper on one of the topics below. A strong paper will move beyond answering the question to advancing and defending an argument of your own about why the dynamics you discuss unfold as they do.