I’ve been busy developing a new course for spring, LA 1001 Sustainability by Design: Community, Place, & Environment. Last week, there was an article in the CDES Memo written by my potential co-instructor: Sarah Wolbert (it all depends on enrollment figures if I get teaching help).
Over at MN Daily, they just published an article too. My favorite quote selected by Ashley Bray, the reporter at the MN Daily piece, is:
“It’s going to be a salad bar of sustainability and design at the University.”
We’ll see about that – I certainly will aim to be the bacon bits that tie the class together.
Part of the class will be a weekly sustainability & urbanism film series – I’m looking for good films that offer solutions, not just doom and gloom. No, I won’t be showing An Inconvenient Truth or Koyaanisqatsi.
The films I’ve picked so far include:
Cool it (if I can get a copy from my friend Ondi Timoner)
Troubled Waters -or- Flow
A few episodes from the e2 series
The Story of Stuff
The Next Industrial Revolution
and a few TED talks…
Still need a few good films about urbanism, so any suggestions?