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Rooted in Community: Collaboration with Local Land Trusts

  • Davidson College (NC)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL)

As higher education institutions, and specifically sustainability offices, seek to broaden and deepen collaboration with local organizations, the land trust community is a natural partner. In many cases, both the ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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A Model for Higher Education Involvement in Land Conservation: The ALPINE Network

  • Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (MA)

With their academic roots, the authors of the Wildlands and Woodlands vision recognized that an untapped source of energy, skill, and commitment for land protection lies with the constituents of ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Park and Public Lands Management (MSR)

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

A Master of Science in Recreation degree with a major in Park and Public Lands Management provides students with approaches to managing land-based operations at the national, state, regional and ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2018
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Land Preservation Certificate

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

This certificate is aimed at two types of students: working practitioners needing basic training in land preservation or updating about current practices and graduate students in Penn’s schools interested ...

  • Posted Sept. 27, 2018
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Grassland Ecology & Management (BS)

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

This major focuses on the management of rangeland, the world's most abundant type of land. About 45 percent of the world's land area and half of Nebraska's ...

  • Posted Aug. 30, 2018
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Sustainable Land Management Certificate

  • South Seattle College (WA)

One-year certificate that demonstrates a foundation of horticultural information and a measurable commitment to specific goals and their achievement. Prepare for a career managing and restoring residential and commercial landscapes ...

  • Posted June 28, 2018
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Analyzing Ecological Integrity: An Assessment of Princeton University’s Natural Areas

  • Princeton University (NJ)

How can aerial images be used to interpret land use-changes? What can lake sedimentation tell us about erosion patterns? To what extent do forest patches act as stream buffers? How ...


University of California Merced 2020 Project

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)

In 2012, UC Merced launched the “2020 Project”, an initiative to add a significant amount of new teaching, research, housing, recreation and support facilities to the campus that would accommodate ...


Designing a Model Landscape for Multiple Values: Envisioning a Sustainable Future for Middlebury College Lands

  • Middlebury College (VT)

As an institutional leader of the environmental movement, Middlebury College must steward its lands for the development of a sustainable, multi-use landscape. Managing the college’s 3,212 acres of ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Put a Price on It: Measuring Ecological Value of a Diverse Landscape

  • Skidmore College (NY)

This research is a case-study measuring the value of ecosystem services in a 138 hectare parcel of Skidmore’s undeveloped land. We estimate the parcel’s annual value is $150 ...

  • Posted April 6, 2018
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Valuing and Conserving College Land for Community Resilience

  • Middlebury College (VT)

This is a case study of the conservation of 2,100 acres of forest lands owned by Middlebury College at its Bread Loaf campus. This project established the permanent protection ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Middlebury's Bread Loaf Mountain Campus and Surrounding Conserved Lands

  • Middlebury College (VT)

Middlebury College's 2100 acres of conserved land is surrounded by Green Mountain National Forest land. Middlebury's conserved lands are enjoyed by participants of its summer programs at the ...


Vanderbilt University FutureVU Expo

  • Vanderbilt University (TN)

More than 800 students, staff, faculty and others stopped by the Wond’ry April 19 to learn about FutureVU, Vanderbilt’s campus land use planning initiative, and how the university ...


Chatham University Grounds and Eden Hall Campus

  • Chatham University (PA)

Building on the legacy of alum Rachel Carson (‘29), Chatham University has practiced a pest management plan since 2000 that bans chemical pesticides on all campus grounds and actively preserves ...

  • Posted Sept. 13, 2016
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Middlebury College's Innovative Land Conservation and Financing Project

  • Middlebury College (VT)

In 1915, a visionary Vermont environmentalist bequeathed to Middlebury College a large tract of land, located 12 miles from the main campus, part of which became home to the College ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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Utility-Scale Solar Farm for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is proud of its sustainability initiatives, and Facilities & Services (F&S) is honored to support the campus wide Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP). The ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Sustainability in the Real Property Law Curriculum: Why and How

  • James Cook University (Queensland)

Traditionally considered the preserve of environmental law, for the lawyer and the legal academic, sustainability does not immediately come to mind in considering the subjects of the core curriculum. Yet ...


i-Tree: Tools for Assessing and Managing Community Forests

  • Arbor Day Foundation (NE)
  • USDA (IL)

i-Tree is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. The i-Tree Tools help communities of all sizes to ...


Center for Sustainable Communities

  • Temple University (PA)

The Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) develops and promotes new approaches to protect and preserve quality of life through sustainable development. The Center acts as a resource for government agencies ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Canadian Institute of Resources Law

  • University of Calgary (AB)

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law is the leading national centre of expertise on legal and policy issues relating to Canada's natural resources. Since its establishment in 1979, the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Natural Resources Law Institute

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)

The Natural Resources Law Institute (NRLI) provides a focus for legal scholarship at Lewis & Clark’s law school. The NRLI supports work by an annual research fellow, distinguished faculty ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Environmental Law and Land Use

  • Loyola University New Orleans (LA)

Loyola’s Center for Environmental Law brings together dedicated students, inspiring professors, expert lawyers, and active members of the community to study and respond to the Gulf Coast’s most ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Land Use Law Center

  • Pace University (NY)

Established in 1993, the Land Use Law Center is dedicated to fostering the development of sustainable communities and regions through the promotion of innovative land use strategies and dispute resolution ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Law Center

  • Vermont Law School (VT)

Founded in 1978, the ELC serves as the hub for a wide-range of activities, including classes, faculty, research centers and institutes, conferences, lectures, and other special programs. At the ELC ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Sustainable Urban Development

  • Columbia University (NY)

Founded in 2005, the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD) is one of eight global Centers of Excellence (CoE) in Future Urban Transport established by the Volvo Research and Educational ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental & Land Use Law Certificate

  • Boston College (MA)

The Certificate in Land Use & Environmental Law is awarded annually to graduating students who have fulfilled concentration and service requirements in this curricular area by the Law School's ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental & Land Use Law Certificate

  • University of Florida (FL)

The Environmental and Land Use Law Program educates future lawyers through an innovative approach that combines the study of land use law with environmental law. Many environmental problems result from ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental & Land Use Law Certification

  • University of Virginia (VA)

One of the greatest challenges facing the world today is to foster sustainable communities and ensure the environment's long-term health. Meeting this challenge requires land use and environmental policies ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Law Concentration Certificate

  • Capital University (OH)

Capital's concentration in Environmental Law is a comprehensive program that exposes students to coursework in air, water, hazardous waste and land use law and policy. Capital University Law School ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Master in Planning with a Concentration in Sustainable Land Use Planning

  • University of Southern California (CA)

Sustainable Land Use Planning centers on community land use planning set in the context of regional growth or decline. The planning process involves forecasting transportation means, population growth and housing ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Master of City Planning with a Concentration in Land Use, Transportation, & Environmental Planning

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The Master of City Planning degree requires completion of 19 course units, including course requirements from the core curriculum and one of six concentration areas. In addition, all students must ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Master of Urban & Regional Planning

  • University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus (CO)

The master of urban and regional planning is the college’s accredited degree for students intending to pursue careers in planning and in related fields across a wide spectrum of ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental, Land Use, & Real Estate Law Emphasis Program

  • Chapman University (CA)

Chapman University School of Law offers an innovative Emphasis Program in Environmental, Land Use, and Real Estate Law (ENLURE Program), leading to a certificate and transcript notation for students who ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Land Use & Environmental Planning Concentration (Master of Regional Planning)

  • Cornell University (NY)

Graduates with this concentration of study find positions as local or regional land use planners, urban designers, environmental analysts with state and national agencies and nongovermental organizations, or infrastructure and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Land Use & Environmental Planning Certificate

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Planning professionals come from a variety of backgrounds: social science, natural science, engineering and even the humanities, facilities and interior design. Regardless of students' background, the UC Davis Extension Land ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Integrating Sustainability in the Learning Community

  • Second Nature (MA)

Buildings have a significant impact on the environment, accounting for one-sixth of the world’s freshwater withdrawals, one-quarter of its wood harvest, and two-fifths of its material and energy, leaving ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Sustainable transportation and land use planning at Simon Fraser University: A case study of the Burnaby Mountain Campus

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

This study examines the feasibility of developing a Sustainable Transportation Plan that aims to reduce single-occupant vehicle (SOV) trips to and from Simon Fraser University's (SFU) Burnaby Mountain Campus ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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