We encourage our students to gain multi-disciplinary experience and training to support the field of urban resilience. Leveraging the strength of the Urban Resilience Initiative faculty and others at Stanford, we support students to gain
- in-depth expertise in a discipline relevant to the urban resilience field (earth-sciences, engineering, statistics, etc),
- a breadth of knowledge covering a multi-disciplinary curricula,
- research experience aimed at pushing the boundary of current knowledge while answering to real-world needs.
We encourage any interested student to contact one of our faculty for guidance on courses. You will find below a non-exhaustive list of courses supporting the skillset for resilience research and practice.
CEE 265F – Environmental Governance and Climate Resilience – Professors Bruce Cain and Len Ortolano will use the recent 2017-2018 California wildfires as a case study to teach about collaborative governance and climate resilience.
CEE 296 – Regional Seismic Risk Analysis and Risk Management – SURI affiliate, Dr. Maryia Markhvida, teaches a class aimed at students interested in rigorous modeling of earthquake impacts at regional scale and data-driven design of risk management strategies.
CEE 209S – Disaster Resilience Seminar – This seminar will present topics associated with quantifying, communicating and improving the resilience of urban areas to disasters. Speakers from a range of disciplines will present current research, application, and thinking on innovations, current best practices and the future of disaster resilience.
ME310 – Engineering Design Entrepreneurship and Innovation – SURI will work with partners at Linköping University to advise an ME 310 project team to develop a system to maintain communications for a minimum of seven days following and power and mobile infrastructure outage, such as what occurred in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. The project, sponsored by a gift from SAAB Aerospace and Defence, will bring together a team of interdisciplinary students from Stanford and Linköping to create a solution over the next academic year.
Civil and Environmental Engineering Courses
CEE 308 – Topics on Disaster Resilience Seminar
CEE 29N – Managing Natural Disaster Risk, Freshman Seminar
CEE 203 – Probabilistic Models in Civil Engineering
CEE 204 – Structural Reliability
CEE 209B – Disaster Risk and International Development Seminar
CEE 118/218X, ESS 118/218X, GEOLSCI 118/218X, GEOPHYS 118/218X, POLISCI 224X, PUBLPOL 118X – Shaping the Future of the Bay Area (Autumn)
CEE 118/218YZ, GEOPHYS 118/218YZ
– Shaping the Future of the Bay Area (Winter, Spring)
CEE 136/236, PUBLPOL 130/230, URBANST 130 – Urban Development and Governance
CEE 243 – Introduction to Urban Systems Engineering
CEE 288 – Intro to Performance-Based Engineering
CEE 297M – Managing Critical Infrastructure
CEE 345 – Network Analysis for Urban Systems
CEE 385 – Performance-Based Engineering