How is the material construction of individual buildings tied to larger patterns of land use and planning at the urban and regional scales? What will be the impact of carbon sequestering building material production on natural resources? What determines the bearing capacity of cities to accommodate the growth that is expected in coming decades? What are the leading examples of responsible and sustainable growth from around the world?
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- Describe how the material construction of individual buildings is tied to larger patterns of land use and planning at the urban and regional scales.
- Explain how density, building typology, urban boundary expansion, new construction, rural-to-urban migration, and other urbanization patterns are related to embodied carbon and drawdown/carbon sequestration.
- Recall leading examples of responsible and sustainable growth from around the world.
- Investigate future possibilities for cities to exemplify principles of low-carbon, equitable, resilient and sustainable growth and urbanization.