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Sustainability and the Built Environment

In this comprehensive course, examine sustainability principles as they apply to the built environment--from the economic, environmental and social-equity perspectives. Learn how researchers and analysts define sustainability, and how they measure and track progress. Explore historical precursors of the current sustainability movement, and how they translate into planning, engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, construction and other fields. Examine planning, design and building problems holistically, and learn about life-cycle analyses. Analyze numerous case studies, specific projects and emerging technologies and planning approaches from around the world. Students are encouraged to pursue their own passions and interests in sustainability and to work on real-world problem solving requiring multiple disciplines and perspectives.


Jeff Loux, Ph.D., is chair of the Science, Agriculture and Natural Resources Department, UC Davis Extension, and adjunct faculty in Environmental Design, UC Davis. He co-directs UC Davis Extension’s Land Use and Natural Resources program and is responsible for more than 120 courses, seminars and conferences each year, in the classroom and online, for working professionals. Loux has authored two books, including Water and Land Use, and numerous articles, book chapters and papers on sustainable urban design, water resources, public participation and environmental and land use policy.


Sept. 23 & 24 & Oct. 21 & 22: Tues. & Wed., Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., & Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. & 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K St, Sacramento, CA





Special Discounts:

10% discount for organizations enrolling three or more people at the same time in the same course. All registrations must be submitted at the same time and fees paid with one check, credit card or purchase order.
10% discount for APACA Section and BIA members


2 quarter units academic credit, X421.1, 20 AICP Hours






Earn a Certificate

This course is part of these certificate programs:

Green Building and Renewable Energy Professional Concentration