Sustainable Infrastructure: Public Works for the 21st Century

Fall 2017 quarter

Taught by

  • MPA

Many organizations are in need of new talent, thinking, and tools that enable decision-making leading to more sustainable outcomes.  This 2 credit intensive course will explore sustainable decision-making, in particular as it applies to the context of public works and infrastructure spending and investment.  Infrastructure represents the vital circulatory systems of society; decision-making on infrastructure investment has major implications for long-term quality of life, economic vitality, social equity, climate change, public health, and more.  We will study leading edge thinking and key challenges, and develop practical, hands-on experience with decision tools designed to yield more sustainable, affordable outcomes with multiple community-wide benefits.  Team projects will focus on real-world decisions by municipal, tribal, and state agencies.

Program Details

Quarters

Fall Open

Location and Schedule

Final Schedule and Room Assignment

Campus Location

Olympia

Time Offered

Evening and Weekend

Advertised Schedule

Nov 17-19, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning