"With the recent adoption of the Campus Master Plan, RISD has an important opportunity to transform its facilities and infrastructure. Sustainability is one of the guiding principles of this plan. RISD must engage our students, faculty, and staff while leveraging our culture of innovation and creativity to tackle the challenges we face. On a steep hill, adjacent to an historic riverfront, the RISD campus offers opportunities and challenges in an era of sea level rise and intense storms. This course creates the opportunity for students in all disciplines to directly engage with the planning of a sustainable campus for RISD. We will be asking how can we create a more environmentally, economically and socially sustainable campus. We will begin by understanding current best practices, then ask how to move beyond them. We will consider bold transformations and simple immediate actions, city-wide changes and small site constructions that we can build within the year. The course will involve research, discussion, guest speakers and design projects and critiques. Interdisciplinary group projects and individual work may address operations, communications as well as campus design. The group will develop one or more campus strategies, to be presented to invited critics and the administration. Each student will also develop a portion or detail of the initiative. "