Environmental Economics (Self Paced)
This course by Dr Pleasa Serin Abraham studies the application of economic theory to the management of urban environment. It looks at the environment-economy nexus and the struggle of existing economic paradigms to accommodate environmental issues.
Environmental Planning (Self Paced)
This course by Rohit Pansare studies the application of economic theory to the management of urban environment. It looks at the environment-economy nexus and the struggle of existing economic paradigms to accommodate environmental issues.
Sociology and Urban Planning (Self Paced)
This self paced course on Urban Sociology and Planning by Dr Binti Singh and Ar Abhishek Behera will provide an overview of urban sociology merging theory and practice explained with examples across urban sectors and geographies.
Psychology Behind Designs (Self Paced)
This Self-paced course with Sonam Ambe shall take an anti-disciplinary research approach to study design of spaces from the perspective of human emotions, actions and reactions. This can be bundled with 'Aligning Design with Allied Fields'.
- Behaviour and predictability. Personal space, territoraility, privacy, crowding, and small group ecology
- Nature of Human behaviour
- Behaviour in Groups: Home, Dormitory, Neighbourhood, shared work spaces, private office, Conference rooms, Public Performances, shopping places, food courts, Schoolground, classrooms, lecture halls, Libraries
- Public Spaces: In the Park, on the street
- Environmental Psychology- Care for environment
- The Definition and meaning of “urban”-
- Urban Policy, Governance, Urbanization – Historical Overview and Contemporary trends
- Urban concepts and theories-
- Place and place making,
- City utopias like global cities and smart cities with critiques
Environmental and Urban Economics:
- Urbanisation and environment
- Cities and sustainable development
- Environmental valuation
- Economics of pollution and congestion
- Economics of climate change
- Defining the ‘Environment’, ‘Ecology’ and ‘Planning’
- Basic concepts of Ecology, Importance of Biodiversity, Introduction to the Anthropocene.
- Different approaches to Planning- Ecological planning, Ecosystems-based approach and anthropocentric approaches
- Evolution of Ecological Planning through Literature and Practices
- Case discussion on Water Sensitive Planning, Child Friendly Cities, Cities as Reserves-Urban Protected Areas