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
Welcome and Introduction
Introduction: Course Overview
Introduction to the Portal
MODULE-I: URBANISATION AND ENVIRONMENT
Lecture 1: Cities and Urban Economies
Lecture 1: Presentation
Lecture 2: Notion of Sustainability
Lecture 2: Presentation
Lecture 3: Market and Institutional School of Economics
Lecture 3: Presentation
Lecture 4: Tragedy of Commons
Lecture 4: Presentation
MODULE-II: CITIES AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Lecture 2.1: Economic Uses of Environment
Lecture 2.1: Presentation
Lecture 2.2: Total Economic Value framework
Lecture 2.2: Presentation
Lecture 2.3: Economic Valuation of Environment
Lecture 2.3: Presentation
MODULE-III: ENVIRONMENTAL VALUATION
Lecture 3.1: Sustainable Development and Accounting
Lecture 3.1: Presentation
Lecture 3.2: Alternate Approach- Sustainable Development
Lecture 3.2: Presentation
Lecture 3.3: Indicators of Sustainable development
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'.