Educational Courses

As part of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, the Stardust Center’s main goal is to further educate others on sustainable and affordable housing options.  Courses that cover everything from urbanization, household budgets, family dynamics, and  housing policies will be available starting fall 2013.

Sustainability and Affordable Housing

New for Spring 2014!

Professionals, regardless of discipline or setting, encounter individuals and families impacted by their housing. This course will explore the complexities surrounding housing affordability and sustainability. We will cover sustainability thought and apply it to the problems of housing, focusing on : (1) housing supply and demand dynamics; (2) the effects of housing costs and quality on outcomes such as vehicle travel, household budgets and affordability, health, social equity, labor markets, economic growth, and energy use and emissions; (3) policy and planning for affordable housing both in a broad sense and within the Arizona context; and (4) case examples of local affordable housing projects and studies of sustainability impacts.

SOS 494 (SLN#26078)

SOS 591 (SLN#26079)

CRD 591 (SLN#28399)

PAF 591 (SLN#22442)

Mondays, 4:30p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

ASU Tempe Campus

Wrigley Hall, Room L1-14

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Sustainability and Social and Family Welfare

New for Fall 2013!

Emerging as a crucial element in decision-making, sustainability encompasses multiple perspectives, tradeoffs and impacts; offering new perspectives on social welfare problems and solutions. Students benefit from an understanding of social welfare that is developed through multiple lenses–including sustainability–to be effectively engaged in society and to contribute to creating a sustainable future.

Students critically examine potential solutions associated with major social issues and policy, family and household dynamics, neighborhood stability, social equity, environment and health. This course emphasizes the challenges involved in striving for social and economic justice in a pluralistic and diverse society with competing wants, needs, and values.

SOS494 (SLN#88327) or SOS591 (SLN#88322)

Thursdays, 9 – 11:45 a.m.

ASU Tempe Campus

Wrigley Hall, Room 201

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