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The Age of Sustainable Development

The Age of Sustainable Development" gives students an understanding of the key challenges and pathways to sustainable development - that is, economic development that is also socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable.
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Rating 4.7 based on 592 ratings
Length 15 weeks
Effort 2 hours of lectures per module
Starts Jun 29 (last week)
Cost $0
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Instructor Jeffrey Sachs
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Language English
Subjects Engineering Social Sciences Science
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability

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highly recommend in 36 reviews

I highly recommend this course for anyone with a general interest in sustainable development, and even more so for anyone with a background in social or physical sciences.

Excellent course that I highly recommend!

HIGHLY recommend!

A great course, highly recommend!

Very good i highly recommend this course to other MBA students.

I particularly appreciate Professor Sachs personal interpretations and opinions on certain issues; Coming from him, issues have become more credible for me.Highly recommend the topics to not only course takers but anyone interested in the Earth's health.

Highly recommend to all!

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about sustainable development in 23 reviews

Terrific course if you're interested or curious about Sustainable Development.

A great course on sustainable development, what it is explained from the view of I decided to take the course as I wanted to learn more about sustainable development due to work.

I learned a lot and inspired me to continue studying about sustainable development.

Some of the information is very outdated and some is no longer available I love the course very much because I gained a more well-rounded understanding about Sustainable Development rather than just being skeptical about why the world works this way or that way.

Excellent course to learn about sustainable development, climate change, education, food security, health, biodiversity.

This was very eye opening and I thoroughly enjoyed this course.Thank you An exceptional course with extensive amount of information about sustainable development very nicely presented by Prof. Sachs and a lot of support material.

Would recommend often this course is giving a basic idea of the lesson for too many minutes without going to the core of the message, Really boring This course gave me a clear explanation about sustainable development in various aspects.

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highly recommended in 17 reviews

It's a course highly recommended for politicians, policy makers in urban and rural designs and anyone who has an interest in protecting our environment and who cares for our future generations.

Highly recommended, the only thing better would be regular updates t some of the charts used and taking it in person.

Highly recommended for everyone.

Highly recommended.

highly recommended!

Lectures are carefully prepared and all the information supported with data.Highly recommended.

Really impressive course, easy yet very informative, highly recommended!

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climate change in 10 reviews

Professor Sachs has provided an in-depth analysis of the situation and insight into measures and actions to cope with climate change and biodiversity...

It really speaks what the world is currently experiencing, from climate change to poverty.

Hats off to Professor Sachs One of the few courses I have taken that presents a detailed overview of the "super wicked" problem of balancing growth and development with curbing climate change.

The quizzes/tests were also based on regurgitation of data/knowledge, rather than higher-order thinking such as application or synthesis Great survey course about sustainable development, covering all aspects including economics, health, urban development, energy, climate change, and many others.

Very good examples and tests I feel Proactive now with regards to climate change.

Climate Changes and its impact on Global Security and Future threats were very important topics which drew my attention.

Overall, the course is outstanding, bringing together diverse threads of Global Health, Climate Change, Economics, International Politics/Relations and more into a cohesive explanation of our current world challenges standing in the way of living together on this planet for a long time to come without our current inequalities and threats to life itself.

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no longer in 9 reviews

T Some of the data sources students must access for study or taking quizzes and the final exam are outdated or no longer accessible.

Text book and videos were great...quizzes were a little behind in that the links were often no longer connected so you are left to guess when the link holds the specific an Great introduction to sustainable development.

It's a shame that some of the links in the assessments are no longer working, but it's possible to work around it and the value of the course totally outweighs the little technical problems.

Some of the links are no longer functioning and thus, gaining access to exact information for the past (2013) is not possible.

It would also appear that many of such questions relate to old data that is no longer available and should be updated.

The Prof knows a lot, just a little bit boring=) A comprehensive course, with lots of good data supporting the units, however the homework is challenging as many of the links no longer work or data sets have been updated since the course was first posted, making it hard to answer the questions.

The only reason why I did not give this 5/5 is that there were more than a few links that were no longer valid or the information was no longer accessible which required further research or guessing in the tests and exams.

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learnt a lot in 6 reviews

Great course, learnt a lot about the importance of sustainable development.

Excellent content - I already had a good basis knowledge about sustainable development, but I must say I have learnt a lot.

Great course, learnt a lot.

Learnt a lot even though I thought I knew some it was taught in detail by professor Sachs and He is very well rounded in all issues not just economics, I'm pleased I learnt so many know ideas and information with a broad perspective with Sustainable Development.

I learnt a lot of important concepts regarding sustainability of our human race.

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Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Adjunct Faculty, Sustainable Business $45k

Faculty Advisor - Sustainable Business Studies club $48k

Project Coordinator, Post-Conflict Sustainable Development $65k

Graduate Research Associate, The Sustainable Prisons Project $69k

Research Analyst - Sustainable Finance $79k

Assistant Project Manager for Sustainable Design $97k

Project Manager for Sustainable Design $99k

Architect & LEED AP, Sustainable Design $102k

Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development $118k

Sector Leader Sustainable Development Network $140k

Business Unit Controller, Sustainable Technologies $220k

DuPont Sustainable Solutions CIO $257k

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Rating 4.7 based on 592 ratings
Length 15 weeks
Effort 2 hours of lectures per module
Starts Jun 29 (last week)
Cost $0
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Instructor Jeffrey Sachs
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Engineering Social Sciences Science
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability

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