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Community Design Minor

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Community design pays attention to the shape, patterns, processes, and issues in human and natural communities. This program explores the world as a system of interconnected and mutually embedded communities ...

  • Posted Feb. 1, 2019
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Community Planning & Ecological Policy Focus (BA in Human Ecology)

  • College of the Atlantic (ME)

The community planning and ecological policy curriculum centers around project-based courses in which students work together with faculty and community leaders to address environmental and social issues. Classes include Community ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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Urban Planning and Development (MS)

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

Saint Louis University's urban planning and development program teaches students the essential knowledge, skills, and values central to the planning and development professions.

SLU’s interdisciplinary urban planning program ...

  • Posted Jan. 12, 2019
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Sustainable Community Development (BS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

In the Sustainable Community Development major, students can explore a variety of perspectives on creating a more sustainable world through planning and design. The planning and design of a sustainable ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Urban Revitalization Certificate

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

The Certificate in Urban Revitalization provides specialized training in the techniques and processes of city and neighborhood revitalization. Topics include adaptive reuse of buildings, historic preservation, real estate market analysis ...

  • Posted Nov. 20, 2018
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Planning and Development Minor

  • California State University, Chico (CA)

This curriculum examines economic, social, demographic, and political bases for sustainable community and regional development and planning. Introduces the theory, evolution and practice of planning for sustainable communities and regions ...

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2018
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Resilient and Sustainable Communities Minor

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Global ecological and social changes resulting from climate disruption, human population growth, and recourse depletion create unprecedented challenges for communities around the world. Understanding how communities can adapt to these ...

  • Posted Oct. 15, 2018
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Society and the Environment Minor

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The society and the environment minor will prepare students to contribute solutions for current and future local, regional, and global environmental challenges. Stewardship and the efficient, sustainable use of environmental ...

  • Posted Aug. 30, 2018
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Managing for Social Impact and the Public Good Minor

  • Boston College (MA)

The interdisciplinary minor in Managing for Social Impact and the Public Good seeks to provide Boston College undergraduate students with a well-defined, interdisciplinary program of study focused on analyzing the ...

  • Posted Aug. 30, 2018
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Emory University supports local community project and skilled job training with commitment to purchase lettuce

  • Emory University (GA)

Emory University and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta partnered on a project to create green jobs in a low-income area of Atlanta and help Emory achieve its 75% local ...


Community Development Policy & Practice (MA)

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

The Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice is a program that prepares individuals for advanced policy- and practice-oriented work in sustainable development both in the United States ...

  • Posted July 13, 2018
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Masters of Arts in Development Policy and Practice

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

The Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice is a program that prepares individuals for advanced policy- and practice-oriented work in sustainable development both in the United States ...

  • Posted June 28, 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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Sustainability Concentration, Economic Development Major

  • Messiah College (PA)

The sustainability concentration in the economic development major prepares students to work in professional capacities focusing on sustainable economic development and community growth. Coursework pays special attention to community development ...

  • 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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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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Engaging Across Boundaries: The Power of Civic Engagement in Sustainability

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Campus Compact (MA)

Speakers will offer an introduction to the broader concept of civic engagement and will share experiences, best practices, models and frameworks:

  • in setting up a a multiple semester student engagement ...

  • Posted March 27, 2018
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Evaluating the engagement of universities in capacity building for sustainable development in local communities

  • Bournemouth University (Dorset)
  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Beira Interior
  • University of Passo Fundo

Universities have the potential to play a leading role in enabling communities to develop more sustainable ways of living and working however, sustainable communities may only emerge with facilitation, community ...

  • Posted Dec. 22, 2017
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Bringing Private Sector Knowledge into the Public Domain: Achieving Sustainability Success

  • CRB (MO)

This presentation will explore examples of how industry and public private partnership models drive sustainability in innovative ways for project delivery. Case Studies are noted below: Bioscience 2 (Public Private ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Advancing the Green Building Movement through Community Action & Learning

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

Every story about a green building is a story about people.' While many academic courses train students on the technical and philosophical aspects of sustainability, professional skills working with people ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Innovation Districts: Collaborations of a City, a College and Corporations

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)
  • The University of New Mexico (NM)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • Wichita State University (KS)

Join Jane Talkington for an overview of Innovation Districts, a new form of economic development that challenges very different players in innovation ecosystems to build solidarity to achieve their goals ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Higher Education’s Anchor Mission: Measuring Place-Based Engagement

  • Cleveland State University (OH)
  • SUNY Buffalo State (NY)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Newark Campus (NJ)
  • Drexel University (PA)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis (MO)

The report examines how an ongoing—and expanding—effort to track the impact of colleges and universities on the financial and social well-being of their surrounding neighborhoods is helping these ...

  • Posted Oct. 25, 2017
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Sustainability Scholar 2015 - University of Alberta

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Research Report - Executive Summary

The Sustainability Scholars program provides University of Alberta graduate students opportunities to work on applied research projects with the City of Edmonton, campus units and other ...


Creating Cultures of Sustainability and Diversity, On and Off Campus: Stories from Three Institutions

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

This session will present stories from three institutions--Georgia Tech, Oberlin College, and University of Illinois at Chicago--that are creating sustainability cultures by building on campus and community assets. Drawn from ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Buying and Hiring Local to Foster Sustainable Community Development

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Democracy Collaborative (DC)

This plenary will show how campuses are embracing their role as anchor institutions and using their economic power to make significant contributions to building sustainable and equitable local economies. Sarah ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Can Urban University Expansion and Sustainable Development Co-Exist?: A Case Study in Progress on Columbia University

  • Albany Law School of Union University (NY)
  • Columbia University (NY)

This article uses the expansion of Columbia University as a case study to demonstrate the difficulty in labeling projects as "sustainable" or "unsustainable" when key stakeholders view the process and ...

  • Posted Oct. 31, 2016
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Building Community Investment at New York University

  • New York University (NY)

Anchor institutions – large non-profit organizations like colleges, universities, or hospitals that are tied to a place by infrastructure and mission – should be harnessed to positively affect the growth of the ...


Raising Student Voices: Student Action for University Community Investment

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)
  • University of San Francisco (CA)
  • Wesleyan University (CT)
  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)
  • Loyola University New Orleans (LA)
  • Fordham University (NY)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • American University (DC)
  • University of Chicago (IL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (MD)
  • Responsible Endowments Coalition (PA)

This report from The Democracy Collaborative and the Responsible Endowments Coalition seeks to connect struggling communities to local institutional wealth through engaging student activism. The report profiles three administration-led initiatives ...


UIC Heritage Garden

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

The Heritage Garden at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a hands-on learning project with an internship program where students work with faculty, staff, and community members to ...


Promoting Campus Sustainability in Developing Countries

  • Universidad de Monterrey (NL)
  • American University in Cairo (Cairo)
  • American University of Nigeria (Adamawa,)

Four speakers from developing countries will briefly present and then discuss the challenges of implementing a university sustainability program in an environment where long-term sustainability seems eclipsed by poverty, political ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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