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Designing for Change in Higher Education

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The campus sustainability movement and divest-invest campaigns occurring on campuses across the nation have done excellent work articulating what higher education should move away from. But what should colleges and ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Opening Keynote: Shevanthi Daniel-Rabkin, Aaron Tanaka and Marcus Renner

  • New Consensus (DC)
  • Center for Economic Democracy (MA)
  • Democracy at Work Institute (CA)

To provide a broader view of the emergent movement to create a sustainable economy, 3 leaders will each share a concise, high-impact story of their work and how higher education ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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How Do We Build a Bridge Between Science and Decision Making? Narratives Matter

  • Cedar Valley College - DCCCD (TX)

Every decision is being made at in local, regional, national and global contexts. Researchers at universities are discovering solutions to be more sustainable and community colleges are equipping students to ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Democratizing Capital for a Regenerative Economy

  • Center for Economic Democracy (MA)

The Boston Ujima Project is organizing neighbors, workers, business owners, artists and investors to create a new community controlled economy in Greater Boston. Since launching in 2016, Ujima has built ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Going Beyond Local to Build Just and Sustainable Rural Economies

  • University of Missouri (MO)
  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)
  • Farm Forward (OR)
  • Niman Ranch (CO)

Historically, the phrase 'sustainable food' focused exclusively on environmental impacts of food production, but to build a truly sustainable food system we must broaden the aperture to consider how the ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Affordable Renewable Energy for the Developing World that is Creating Jobs

  • University of Central Florida (FL)

In our world, there are currently 1.3B people living with no access to electricity. The lack of electricity can have negative impacts on their education, communication, safety and even ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Achieving Resilient, Low Carbon Campuses via a Sustainable Economic Model

  • Pratt Institute (NY)

We are developing a Roadmap to achieve a resilient, low carbon campus as well as upgrade our infrastructure, and have been working to find private partners who can help us ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Tax Incentive use for Expanding Resilient Solar Power Infrastructure in Economically Depressed Areas

  • North Lake College - DCCCD (TX)

Mr. Baker will lead a discussion of how solar power avoids wholesale energy costs, it also saves on non-energy costs related to distribution networks, generation capacity, and, in particular, transmission ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Development Studies (BA)

  • University of Calgary (AB)

Development Studies scholars ask questions such as: How do we define human rights? What does it mean for a country to ‘develop’? How is the global community interconnected?

Development Studies ...

  • Posted Aug. 2, 2019
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Economic Development and Social Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate

  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)

Course Include: PA 568 Strategic Competitiveness in the Public Sector And at least three of the following courses: PA 533 Advanced Financial Management For Public & Nonprofit Organizations PA 539 ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Social and Economic Development Policy (BS)

  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)

A degree in social and economic development policy at Illinois Tech will help students hone their knowledge of how globalization is impacting their local community and vice versa. It will ...

  • Posted June 3, 2019
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Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP) Certificate

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Founded in 1999 as the Microenterprise Development Institute, the Carsey Institute’s Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP) provides training and networking opportunities for practitioners in the fields of microfinance ...

  • 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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Environment & Sustainability Focus Area in Economic & Social Development of Regions (MA)

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

This focus area introduces students to some of the most significant issues arising from the connections of economic activity and economic development to the quality and sustainability of the environment ...

  • 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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The relationship between social work and environmental sustainability: Implications for interdisciplinary practice

  • City University of New York, College of Staten Island (NY)
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

The Brundtland Commission, formally the World Commission on Environment and Development, established by the United Nations in 1983, links peace, security, development and the environment claiming that war, poverty and ...

  • Posted Dec. 11, 2017
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Ecotourism as an Economic Development Driver

  • Cedar Valley College - DCCCD (TX)

All college and university campuses are imbedded in a local community. All communities have the potential to offer ecotourism opportunities to residents and visitors. Ecotourism is now defined as 'responsible ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustainable Development Anchored in a Dallas TX Community College

  • Cedar Valley College - DCCCD (TX)

The World Bank states that 'sustainable development recognizes that growth must be both inclusive and environmentally sound to reduce poverty and build shared prosperity for today's population and to ...

  • 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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Metaphors of Nature and Economic Development: Critical Education for Sustainable Business

Neoliberal discourse often conceptualizes nature in relation to its market utility and economic development. This article will address the role of metaphors in shaping neoliberal discourse in business education. The ...

  • Posted June 20, 2017
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The Green Workforce: A Community College Perspective

  • Community College of Baltimore County (MD)
  • American Association of Community Colleges (DC)

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), through its Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) Center, aims to advance sustainability and clean technology education programs at community colleges by sharing ...

  • 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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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 (PA)
  • 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 ...


Lowell Canal Bridges TIGER Grant: Campus-Community Partnerships Leveraging Transformative Change

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) is a fast growing university nestled within our host community of the City of Lowell, Massachusetts. Lowell enjoys an authentic urban character structured ...


Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Sustainability Program at the University of British Columbia

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Participants will explore the foundations that underpin our award-winning program which partners operational staff, faculty and students to catalyze campus sustainability efforts. Our program has coordinated more than 1000 diverse ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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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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The Downtown Fitchburg Urban Revitalization Development Plan

  • Fitchburg State University (MA)

This research project is a multi-tier economic development plan to revitalize downtown Fitchburg by establishing affordable student housing for Fitchburg State University (FSU) students in historic mill buildings which utilize ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable Hospitality Symposium: Central California Coast Community Partnership Links "new" Event Standards to Economic Development

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

A new model for collaboration under the umbrella of the Institute of Innovation and Economic Development (IIED) was used to create a robust conference. Participants included: five different colleges, government ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Regional Sustainability Index

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

ABSTRACT: The Regional Sustainability Index

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important factor in the economic development of regions in many states. However, there is not a tool available to assist ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable Communities through partnership of private, public, and Academic Institutions

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

World Commission on Environment and Development defined sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) is an applied research and development laboratory that provides R&D and related services for industry and government clients with a focus in ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environment and Development MSc

  • University of Leeds (West Yorkshire)

Sustainable economic development and environmental management are two key challenges facing the world today. This course enables students to investigate the challenges associated with achieving development that is environmentally, socially ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Sustainability Program at the University of British Columbia

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Over the past 15 years, the SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies) Sustainability Program has created partnerships between students, faculty and staff to enable hundreds of innovative and impactful sustainability ...

  • Posted June 11, 2015
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Sustainable Cities Initiative at the University of Oregon

  • University of Oregon (OR)

Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) is a cross-disciplinary organization at the University of Oregon that seeks to promote education, service, public outreach and research on the development and design of sustainable ...


Integrating Teaching, Research and Operational Sustainability: Utilization of Bio-Energy at UNBC, Canada's Green University

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)

In Spring 2009, UNBC installed Canada's first university owned wood pellet heating system. The project showcases the use of bio-energy as a sustainable, carbon-neutral energy source. UNBC's wood ...

  • Posted June 24, 2010
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