NYU Steinhardt

Water, Waste and the Urban Environment

  • Course Number: FOOD-GE 2036
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: Investigates the final stage of the food system, water & waste disposal, as it is manifested in the urban metropolis. This course also draws upon the historical underpinnings of the systems used to manage water & waste, but also the underlying issues of purity & contamination that these systems are also designed to address. Issues include water & waste in relation to changing landscapes & demographics, enmeshment in urban policymaking, & competing notions of environmentalism.
  • Old Course Number: E33.2036