Course code:



IM - Introductory/Intermediate

Class size limit:


Meets the following requirements:

  • HS - Human Studies

Typically offered:

Upon occasion

2020欧洲杯体育足球官网 Since U.S. Representative Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Markey introduced a Green New Deal resolution into the U.S. Congress in 2019, political jurisdictions from individual cities to the supra-national European Union have debated what their own Green Deal might look like. In the course, we explore the elements of Green New Deals across a range of cities, U.S. states, the original Green New Deal resolution, the EU’s Green Deal, and international solidarity proposals towards a global Green New Deal. Emphasis in the course will be placed on understanding links between climate change, poverty, social inequality, and racial discrimination, in particular how these manifest in urban areas, and the policy proposals being advanced to address them. Sources for our study will include primary legislation, lectures and other public events that can be found online, academic articles, policy analysis, and a broad range of commentary.  Evaluation in the class will be based on several problem sets, a PowerPoint presentation on one element of Green New Deals, and a final group project to design a Green New Deal for a political jurisdiction of their choice.


Students should have some background in policy, politics, economics, and/or climate justice.

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