ReDesigning the Future

How do we slow climate change?


The purpose of this project is to understand the grand challenges we must overcome to achieve sustainability, and to use design thinking to address those challenges.


Here are the unit sub guiding questions you will pursue:

  • What is the future of our planet?
  • How do systems interact?
  • How does systems thinking impact design and engineering?

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A very special thank you to Greenbacker Capital, who is passionately committed to sustainability, to increasing the collective capacity of renewable energy, and to increasing the awareness of the economic benefits of sustainable infrastructure. Greenbacker is also committed to playing our part in the business ecosystem as a socially responsible and transparently governed organization that is a great place to work.

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Course Units

What will the world of 2050 be like?

How do we mitigate climate change?

How do systems interact?

How does systems thinking impact design
and engineering?

How do empathy and systems thinking influence design?

How do you create an Empathy Map?

How do you generate solutions to a problem?

How do you evaluate a solution?


Resources for this Mastery Project include:
  • Lesson Content
  • Worksheets
  • Sample Answer Worksheets
  • Example Student Project
  • Teacher's Guide
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