A conceptual approach to defining "sustainability" for urban areas, considering patterns of land use, human activities, natural systems and needed rehabilitation. Concepts such as urban ecology, social ecology, the ecological footprint, etc. will be discussed. Social sustainability, environmental justice, and urban governance are central to the course design. Case studies explore ways of making urban areas more sustainable. Prerequisite: ES/ENVS 3225 3.00, or by permission of the instructor.