Course Number 0920-4048-01
Course Name Selected Topics in Urban Geosciences
Academic Unit The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences -
International Program in Environmental Studies
Lecturer Prof. Shimon WdowinskiContact
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Office HoursBy appointment
Mode of Instruction Lecture
Credit Hours 2
Semester 2022/1
Day Wed
Hours 10:00-12:00
Building Porter-Environment
Room 105
Course is taught in English
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Short Course Description

This course focuses on geosciences contributions for maintaining safer urban environments, where most of the world's population resides. The course takes a somewhat different approach than most geosciences courses (and disciplines) that tend to study natural systems and avoid urban environments. The complex urban environment requires an interdisciplinary approach in which geosciences knowledge is studied jointly with other disciplines, including engineering, urban planning, and public health. The course addresses three main urban geosciences topics: buildings and infrastructure stability, urban water, and urban atmosphere. The study of each main topic includes presentation and characterization of the topic, problematics associated with the topic, suggested solutions, and presentation of case studies. As a graduate level course, students are expected to read related papers, participate in class discussions, and present the case studies.

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