Learn about innovative urban solutions to the global water crisis,
with inspiring real-life examples from architects, engineers, planners, ecologists, and artists.
This free, 6-week course will be offered on edX, the non-profit, open source online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT.

About this Course

Over 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water. High levels of water insecurity threaten 80% of the world's population. Addressing the global water crisis is increasingly complicated by controversial trade-offs between water needs for energy, food, and the environment.

How can we innovate to address these issues? In this course, you will learn how to apply innovative "blue-green design at the urban scale, focusing on Vancouver--one of the world's leading cities for blue-green design. In a series of compelling videos, you will meet inspiring innovators: architects, planners, engineers, ecologists, designers, academics, community activists, and even an artist. As you learn about cutting-edge concepts from urban ecology to blue-green building design, you will explore multiple perspectives from interdisciplinary research in the social and natural sciences, and be inspired by examples of regenerative sustainability in action.

Join our community of water-centric thinkers seeking solutions to the global water crisis!