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MIT OpenCourseWare: An Introduction to Intelligent Transportation Systems, Spring 2005

Part of MIT’s innovative OpenCourseWare Project, that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, this site provides materials on how to apply new technologies to improve the efficiency and technology of transportation systems. The course primarily deals with how ground transportation can be improved by applying technology directly within the system, and utilizing sophisticated analysis to guide system improvements. The site provides readings, lecture notes, assignments, and a project in which student groups design a regional transportation architecture for Kuala Lumpur. Read More

MIT OpenCourseWare: The City, Spring 2003

Part of MIT’s innovative OpenCourseWare Project, that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, the site explores the variety of physical aspects of cities in the twentieth century, and what has influenced their landscape. The course particularly examines the history of Boston and how events have affected its development. The site provides recommended readings, links to other resources, and assignments that include student examination of chosen urban site over time. Read More

MIT OpenCourseWare: Introduction to Urban Design and Development, Spring 2006

Part of MIT’s innovative OpenCourseWare Project, that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, the site provides materials introducing how urban areas change over time, and the future of urban development. Topics include the history of American cities, ideal visions of the city, suburbs, urban design theory, zoning and environmental and community effects of urban development. The site provides extensive recommended readings, lecture notes, and several assignments, including a walking tour of Boston. Read More

MIT OpenCourseWare: Sustainable Development: Theory, Research and Policy, Spring 2006

Part of MIT’s innovative OpenCourseWare Project, that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, this site explores the concept of sustainable development and its consequences. The course examines both developed and developing countries, and major topics include the incentives and barriers to sustainability in economics, politics, culture, sociology, and other aspects of today’s world. The site provides an extensive recommended reading list, lecture notes and the final essay exam. Read More

MIT OpenCourseWare: Computing and Data Analysis for Environmental Applications, Fall 2003

Part of MIT’s innovative OpenCourseWare Project, that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, the site provides materials from a course on interpreting environmental data to derive meaningful conclusions. The course covers the basic statistical concepts involved in processing data and strategies for processing data using MATLAB software. The site provides recommended readings, lecture notes, MATLAB exercises, assignments, exams, and specific resources for using MATLAB software. Read More

MIT OpenCourseWare: Architectural Design, Level II: Material Essence: The Glass House, Fall 2003

Part of MIT’s innovative OpenCourseWare Project, that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, this site provides models for a design studio for housing, with a significant topic being compensating for the energy transfer characteristics of glass. The site provides a syllabus, sample assignments, including photos of students projects that resulted from course assignments Read More

MIT OpenCourseWare: Fundamentals of Energy in Buildings, Fall 2003

Part of MIT’s innovative OpenCourseWare Project, that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, this site provides materials from a undergraduate introductory course on energy issues in buildings. Topics covered include heating and cooling systems, heat transfer of building materials, air and water vapor effects, and design strategies. The site provides a syllabus, references for readings, lecture notes, assignments, exams, and potential projects. Read More

MIT Project on Environmental Politics & Policy

This site provides examples of how politics intersect with attempts to reduce environmental impact on ecosystems. Research papers provided discuss the relationship between economic growth and the environment, especially in the area of endangered species. The site also provides template forms to evaluate wetlands habitat on private properties, originally developed to inform environmental policy actions in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Read More

Characteristics of Public Entrepreneurship Networks - MIT Environmental Technology and Policy Program

Professor Larry Susskind at MIT has pioneered the concept of Public Entrepreneurship Networks. This theory illustrates how government interacts with non-governmental institutions (industry, community groups, researchers) in the development of policy on environment and sustainability. This site provides case studies of working networks, specifically around energy and local transportation projects. The case studies are distiguished by whether action was led by public or private actor. Read More

Publication Lists from the MIT Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems

The MIT Center for Advance Nuclear Energy Systems (CANES) has done extensive research into both advanced nuclear technologies and their implications for the implementation of nuclear power and its environmental impacts. This centralized resource provides resources on the technology, economics, policy, and sustainability of nuclear energy. Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

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