This course studies the application of economic theory to the management of the environment in cities. It looks at the "environment-economy nexus" and the struggle of existing economic paradigms to accommodate environmental issues.
This is an ONLINE course where individual learners can enjoy a learn-at-your-pace system. The entire course is divided into Five Modules of total 45-60 mins duration each. Every module is divided into multiple short lectures.
This course can also be taken as part of "Aligning Design with Allied Fields" where experts from fields of Sociology, Environmental Psychology, Economics and Environmental and Urban planning will share insights with learners. Individual learners may join it as a self-paced course and institutions are encouraged to join it as an elective or additional course.
Theory v. Reality
Connecting theoretical concepts to real life scenarios and challenges.
Develop research ideas by putting concepts and theories into practice.
To allow interdisciplinary interactions and exchange of ideas.
Who should take this course?
The course has been designed so that anyone can join and learn, it looks into the role of economics in urbanisation and its impact on our environment. Learners who are interested in the fields of environment, city design, architecture, sociology, econmics and related fields are encouraged to join this course.
Students of Architecture, Design, Geography, Conservation etc.
Urban and Regional Planners
Environmentalists and Ecologists
Economists interested in cross-disciplinary studies
Pleasa Abraham is a Bengaluru based instructor specializing in Environmental Economics, Energy Economics and Econometric Modelling. She has finished her PhD from IIT Bombay in Economics. Her dissertation is on the topic 'Barriers to the adoption of green buildings and willingness to pay for green certified buildings'.