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Tackling it Together: A Framework for Assessing Climate Vulnerability in the Pioneer Valley

  • Smith College (MA)

In Western Massachusetts, stakeholders are engaging with vulnerability in different ways. While some are planning at the campus and city levels, others have engaged only in areas specific to their ...


Urban sustainability education: Challenges and pedagogical experiments

  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Tsinghua University

The twenty-first century will witness massive urban expansion and growth of the urban population, which has global implications for future pathways of sustainable development. Addressing new and heightened demands on ...


Campus Sustainability at the Edges: Emotions, Relations, and Bio-Cultural Connections

  • Temple University (PA)

Inquiries into the emotional realm of campus sustainability work are brought together through a case study of a youth-led organization, the Philadelphia Urban Creators (PUC), which operates in the Temple ...


Wisconsin HOPE Lab

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

HOPE Lab is a research institution dedicated to discovering and addressing barriers to higher education for low-income students, people of color, and other marginalized groups. Through their findings they hope ...

  • Posted May 8, 2018
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Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainable Development

  • University of Southern Maine (ME)

The Certificate requires students to complete four courses, mainly from the Policy, Planning, and Management (PPM) department of the Graduate program at USM, in order to attain the certificate either ...

  • Posted May 8, 2018
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Bachelors of Science in Community Development

  • Temple University (PA)

Community development as a field embraces both citizen activists and professionals in planned efforts to create social and physical solutions to improve quality of life. Community development focuses on grass ...

  • Posted May 8, 2018
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DePauw University hosts Earth Week keynote Ian Cheney, filmmaker and founding member of FoodCorps

  • DePauw University (IN)

DePauw University's Earth Week keynoter, Ian Cheney, is a founding member of FoodCorps, a food justice nonprofit focused on equitable access to healthy food in public schools, and a ...

  • Posted April 26, 2018
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Urban Ecology BA/BS

  • University of Utah (UT)

The undergraduate degree in Urban Ecology focuses on exploring the interrelationships among social, environmental and economic systems, with an aim toward enhancing the vitality and sustainability of places and communities.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental & Urban Studies Bachelor

  • Bard College (NY)

Both biogeophysical systems and human societies (cultures, economies, political regimes) are nested complex systems involving numerous interactions. Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS) is a transdisciplinary program that examines the interdependence ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Community, Environment & Development Major

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The Community, Environment, and Development major focuses on the fields of community and economic development, environment and natural resources, and the critically important interactions between these fields, both locally and ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Parks & Recreation Management Concentration, Community Resources & Development (MS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The MS degree in community resources and development with a concentration in parks and recreation management is offered by the School of Community Resources and Development. This master's degree ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Geography, Urban & Environmental Studies (MS)

  • Concordia University (IL)

The MSc in Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies provides students with the theoretical foundation and analytical tools they need to better understand human interventions in the environment.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environment & Community (MA)

  • Humboldt State University (CA)

A two-year, interdisciplinary master’s program. Focuses on the relationship between people and the environment and finds socially just solutions to environmental problems.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities (MA)

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

This master of arts degree is an interdisciplinary program of study that provides students with the tools to lead communities toward social justice and sustainability. It is designed especially for ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Graduate Certificate in Development & Environmental Planning

  • East Carolina University (NC)

The Development and Environmental Planning Certificate provides students with abilities to recognize natural and regulatory limitations on land development, analyze the impacts of land development on the natural environment, and ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Conservation & Environmental Planning Major

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

The Conservation and Environmental Planning major focuses on the scientific, field-based management of our natural resources, including wildlife, water, soil, air, human developments and the interaction of these systems. The ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Urban Studies Minor - Environmental Sustainability Track

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Urban Studies is an interdisciplinary program of the College of Arts and Sciences. Students must complete 18 hours of credit to earn a minor. Course offering are drawn from multiple ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Risk & Community Resilience (Interdisciplinary MS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

This degree program examines different aspects of social-ecological relations, challenging us to think about how peoples, locally and globally, see and respond to changes in their environment including those associated ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Specialization in Planning, Urban & Regional Planning (BS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The BSc Specialization program in Planning focuses on natural science elements of planning, including environmental management and the use of geographic information sciences. Students combine a core of planning courses ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Urban & Regional Planning (BA/BS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Our programs educate students in both the art and science of planning, and feature 'hands on' labs and experiential learning through site visits and exploration of local planning issues. We ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainable Community Development Minor

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

The program aims to familiarize students with the concept of sustainable development as applied to real world communities. Requirements include technical writing, service learning, and methods courses. The goal of ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Community Development (BA/BS)

  • Portland State University (OR)

The first of its kind in the nation, our undergraduate program in Community Development prepares students for careers as leaders and change agents in addressing myriad social challenges. The Toulan ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainable Urban Development Minor

  • Portland State University (OR)

The minor in Sustainable Urban Development will provide students with an opportunity to further their understanding in the important issues and challenges in making cities sustainable while providing a foundation ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Planning Minor

  • Humboldt State University (CA)

Students completing this program will have demonstrated:the ability to apply science to understanding ecosystems and natural resources, the ability to understand the policy and social implications of environmental issues ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Urban Studies (BS)

  • Stanford University (CA)

The Urban Studies program treats urbanism as an interdisciplinary field; it brings together students, faculty, and outside specialists concerned with cities and the impacts of cities on society and people ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainable Smart Cities (Master's)

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL)

UAB’s 2-year online master’s program in Sustainable Smart Cities will equip students with the knowledge and skills to help build the sustainable smart cities of the future.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Design/Planning (PhD)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

This program is an individualized institute-wide interdisciplinary degree that integrates graduate courses and faculty research expertise with concentrations in design; health care and healing environments; history, theory and criticism; and ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Masters in Urban & Environmental Planning (MUEP)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The master's degree program in urban and environmental planning offers a unique opportunity to integrate urban and environmental aspects of planning in a rapidly developing metropolitan area. Individual practical ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Urban Forestry Technician Certificate

  • Fleming College (ON)

Students will learn how to care for urban trees and tree canopies, and gain a basic understanding of the landscape industry. As an Urban Forestry graduate, Students will be able ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Planning for Campus-Community Resilience to Climate Change in Champaign-Urbana

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

This literature study involves a two-prong analysis. The first part (Chapter 2) will involve review of literature, reports, websites of organizations who are involved in sustainability and resilience planning. The ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Fall 2017 Immersive Learning: Brownfields to Brightfields

  • Ball State University (IN)

With the support and facilitation of the Center for Energy Research/Education/Service (CERES) at Ball State University, a group of second year urban planning students in the College of ...

  • Posted April 3, 2018
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An economic value assessment of ecological services in the tree community at Winona State University Arboretum

  • Winona State University (MN)

Trees possess intrinsic and extrinsic attributes that contribute to enhancing high environmental standards in a majority of landscapes, also while improving quality of life for human communities and other biota ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Transportation Sustainability Research Center

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Transportation Sustainability Research Center was formed to study the economic, social, environmental, and technological aspects of sustainable transportation.

  • Posted Feb. 5, 2018
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Sustainable Development Minor

  • Lehigh University (PA)

The minor in SDEV consists of a minimum of at least 15 hours of study that includes a combination of core courses and approved electives. To declare a minor in ...

  • Posted Jan. 18, 2018
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A Research on Physical Characteristics and Campus Sustainability Performance of American Univerisity Campus

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Tsinghua University

Sixty four STARS rated campuses across the United States make up the total sample list of the research. The paper starts from the correlation analysis between physical characteristics and sustainable ...


Urban Design for Sustainability Syllabus

  • Lesley University (MA)

What would a truly sustainable society look like? We will address that question, starting with a look at the rise and decline of societies and how the ideas of sustainability ...

  • Posted June 9, 2017
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Funding Strategies for Non-Traditional University MS4 Stormwater Programs

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

Stormwater programs have historically been stymied by lack of proper funding resources. Unlike drinking water and sanitary sewer utility services that long ago transitioned to enterprise funds, a stormwater utility ...


Community-level environmental projects as learning tools for planners: a case study of graduate planning students

Despite the potential environmental impact of urban planning, there is little research on Environmental Education (EE) in the context of urban planning curricula. This study follows graduate planning students’ learning ...


Gina McCarthy heads to the "Beach"

  • Harvard University (MA)

Former Administrator of the EPA, Gina McCarthy, trys out a virtual reality project entitled "Beach," created by Harvard Graduate School of Design students at the Harvard Sustainability Showcase. "Beach" is ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Urban studies and the challenge of embedding sustainability: A review of international master programmes

The United Nations declaration of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UN DESD, 2004–2014) advocates the need for universities to embed sustainability in all learning areas. This inquiry ...


Responding to environmental challenges: an initial assessment of higher education curricula needs by Australian planning professionals

  • University of Melbourne

Environmental planning education has become crucial given the projected implications of climate change for human settlements and nature. However, despite the identified importance of educating planners with regards to sustainability ...


Urbanism and the Search for Sustainability

  • Natural Sustainability (MA)

With the majority of humans now living in urban centers, with both numbers and percentages trending up, the study of urbanism is an excellent format to consider what sustainability really ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Sustainable Communities Program

  • Audubon International (NY)

Audubon International’s Sustainable Communities Program is an international, science-based, third-party certification program that guides communities through a customized journey to become healthy and vibrant places in which to live ...


Urban & Environmental Policy Institute

  • Occidental College (CA)

The Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) is a research, policy, and advocacy, organization at Occidental College committed to bringing about social change and a more just, livable and green ...

  • Posted Oct. 26, 2016
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CSUN's Saves 55 Million Gallons per Year Through Various Water Conservation Efforts

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

In an effort to meet the State of California's mandated water conservation targets, California State University, Northridge has made significant strides in reducing water use through irrigation improvements and ...


Masters of the Environment Professional Graduate Program

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

The Masters of the Environment (MENV) is a professional master’s degree program that is administered by the Environmental Studies Program, but partners with units and disciplines across the Boulder ...

  • Posted July 22, 2016
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Sustainable Mobility for the Future: Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Transportation Planning Course

  • Bucknell University (PA)

The field of transportation engineering has become more sustainable as challenges of the twenty-first century continue. Sustainable mobility topics such as pedestrian and cycling travel, smart growth development, and transit-oriented ...

  • Posted July 18, 2016
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Online Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability at ASU

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The program explores the social and human aspects of sustainability in the context of real-world issues. Students will look at ways to solve challenges of sustainability related to the environment ...

  • Posted June 21, 2016
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The Water Hub at Emory University

  • Emory University (GA)

The WaterHub® is a decentralized, district-scale water reclamation and reuse system serving Emory University’s main campus in Atlanta, Georgia. As the first of its kind in the United States ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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UBC Okanagan Whole Systems Infrastructure Plan - Aspiring toward Regenerative Sustainability

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

This case study describes how UBC Okanagan created and leveraged an opportunity to develop an innovative, holistic campus sustainability plan that responds to UBC’s regenerative aspirations; what the Plan ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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