EC.S06 D-Lab: Waste
D-Lab: Waste provides a multi-disciplinary approach to managing waste in low-and–middle-income countries with strategies that diminish greenhouse gas emissions and provide enterprise opportunities for marginalized populations. The course, comprised of lectures, fieldtrips, and guest speakers, studies waste management strategies in cities in Africa, India, and Latin America; examines case studies of collection, recycling, and waste-to-energy businesses developed in low-income settings; and researches public policy that supports sustainable, integrated, solid waste management systems. Student teams develop waste management strategies that culminate in a two-week IAP trip to Nicaragua where students will work with a local NGO and the municipality, to assist in the implementation of waste management initiatives.
|Semester Offered:||Fall (Offered since 2011)|
|Lecture Location:||7-307 (MW), E34 (F)|
|Lecture Times:||MW3-4:30, F2-4|
|Units (credit hours)||3-2-4|
|Class Size:||12 students|