PADM 5658

PADM 5658

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

This course will address dilemmas or contradictions impeding progress toward achieving sustainable and equitable development goals. Discussions will revolve around six "wicked" development dilemmas and will provide students with the tools required to develop options for governments seeking to avoid systemic problems on their paths toward sustainability. These development dilemmas include the value vs. wealth proposition, eliminating poverty in the context of resource intensity, cleaner production, governance with common values, the role of government in sustainability, and the capacity of intergovernmental systems.

When Offered Spring.

  • Use system thinking by visualizing the larger dynamics of the system while keeping in mind human tendencies and behaviors. In this course, combine the analytical tools of systems thinking with human-behavior centered problem solving to make sense of complex human systems and challenge their engrained biases.
  • Use creative thinking tools to expand their perspectives and think "as if the box never existed" to envision the emergence of a new human paradox
  • Structure open discussions around difficult issues specially those related challenges inherent in global efforts to achieving a more sustainable and equitable future.
  • Articulate the future policy environments that will support future sustainability efforts.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 1.5 Credits Graded

  • 19797 PADM 5658   LEC 001

    • TR Online Meeting
    • Jan 24 - Mar 13, 2023
    • Rivero, T

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person