Architecture and Sustainable Development ( ASD) - Undergraduate Course

Semester: 
Spring

The course aims at introducing the concept of sustainable development (SD), its relation to urbanism and architecture. It presents the main pillars of SD and green economy as a tool to achieve it. The course also addresses and discusses the role of Architecture and cities in accomplishing SD. In addition, the course highlights the importance of sustainability of buildings and methods of evaluation to counterbalance climate change risks. Moreover, it outlines the application of green elements and features in the built environment and assesses buildings performance. Finally, the course focuses on how to develop green building and to enhance existing buildings and enhance the sustainability of urban areas for climate change adaptation.

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