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Urban and Regional Studies BA

  • Cleveland State University (OH)

The Urban and Regional Studies major entails the study of America's cities, metropolitan areas, and their people. Students learn about the cultural, political, and historical aspects of urban living ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Sustainable Urban Development Minor

  • Cleveland State University (OH)

The Levin College offers minors in Urban Studies, Sustainable Urban Development, Environmental Studies, and Nonprofit Administration. Choosing an appropriate minor can enhance students' educational experience and add a new dimension ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Graduate Certificate in Urban Economic Development

  • Cleveland State University (OH)

The graduate certificate program in Urban Economic Development provides the skills and knowledge necessary to develop real-world strategies for overcoming these obstacles. The program is designed for working professionals who ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Master of Resilient, Sustainable and Smart Buildings and Cities

  • Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

The Master aims to offer in-depth training on the issue of Resilience, Sustainability and Smartness. This Master integrates the concept of resilience and sustainability in an applied approach in smart ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Sustainable Communities Concentration

  • Sonoma State University (CA)

This concentration is designed for students interested in social relations and environmental sustainability with urban and rural communities.

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Planning for Sustainable Communities Concentration

  • Sonoma State University (CA)

This concentration is designed for students who would like to follow a pre-professional curriculum in planning.

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Graduate Certificate in Urban Environmental Policy and Planning

  • Lehigh University (PA)

This certificate offers a credential in environmental policy and planning for individuals with backgrounds in various science, engineering, social science and humanities fields who wish to understand the theory and ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Master of Science in Urban Design

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

The Master of Science in Urban Design (MSUD) degree is oriented to those who wish to expand upon their previous professional education and professional experience, as architects, landscape architects, city ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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PhD in Urban Studies

  • Portland State University (OR)

Students in the Ph.D. Urban Studies program apply a variety of social science perspectives to the analysis of the growth and development of metropolitan areas, states, and regions. To ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Community Building and Social Change Minor

  • Emory University (GA)

The minor in Community Building and Social Change is designed to offer students from a variety of majors an introduction to the challenges and opportunities for revitalizing and strengthening communities ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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MA City Design

  • University of Illinois Chicago (IL)

The Master of City Design (MCD) is an intensive graduate degree focusing on the physical design aspects of spatial relationships and interactions between people and places. Students learn how to ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Minor in Urban and Regional Planning

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The Urban and Regional Planning minor focuses on urban planning issues and offers opportunities to students to learn about the planning and development problems in our cities that we already ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Quantitative assessment of environmental impacts at the urban scale: the ecological footprint of a university campus

  • Università degli Studi di Torino
  • Politecnico di Torino

This paper explores the consumption-based ecological footprint method and its application aiming at a quantitative assessment of the sustainability of a university campus. The goal is to inform the planning ...


Sustainable Mobility in Universities: The Case of the University of Foggia (Italy)

  • University of Bari Aldo Moro
  • Università di Foggia

Among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that make up the 2030 Agenda and refer to different areas of social, economic and environmental development, goal 11.2 concerns access to ...


Perceived factors affecting student-teachers’ learning about social urban sustainability

  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Kentriki Makedonia)
  • University of Western Macedonia

The present study aims to explore the perceived factors affecting student-teachers’ (STs) learning about social urban sustainability. Participants were 63 STs enrolled in a Department of Primary Education located in ...


Engaging students in redesigning a local urban space to improve ecosystem services

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Ecosystem services are an important, but often invisible component of the urban landscape. Humans have altered the environment in cities, leading to degraded or missing ecosystem services in many cases ...


The contribution of sustainability education pedagogies to the development of Greek preservice teachers’ sustainability consciousness about social issues in urban environments

  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Kentriki Makedonia)

This study explores the role of specific sustainability education pedagogies in developing preservice teachers’ sustainability consciousness (SC). The participants were 77 Greek preservice teachers from a Department of Primary Education ...


Transforming sustainability education through transdisciplinary practice

  • University of Technology Sydney

Addressing urban sustainability challenges through transformative learning requires learners to be receptive to alternative viewpoints and to critically analyse their own assumptions and worldviews. Higher education institutions have an important ...


Mobility and sustainable transportation in higher education: evidence from Monterrey Metropolitan Area in Mexico

  • Universidad autonoma de Nuevo Leon (Nuevo Leon)

This paper aims to analyze the demand for mobility in higher education to understand the critical elements of students' mobility and the potential impact of accessing sustainable alternatives. The demand ...

  • Posted April 29, 2022
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Team PreciPITTation: Addressing Our Urban Campus Stormwater Needs

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

The University of Pittsburgh Oakland Campus (Pitt) offers a diverse urban terrain ideal for the planning and implementation of sustainable stormwater management practices. Without such planning our campus will continue ...

  • Posted March 10, 2022
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Summer REU in Urban Ecology and the Environment

  • City University of New York, Baruch College (NY)
  • The City University of New York (NY)
  • City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)

The Brooklyn Urban Ecology and Environment Program (BUEE) is a NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates hosted at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. BUEE supports the training ...

  • Posted Feb. 7, 2022
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Tree Week: Engaging Your Community and Celebrating Urban and Community Trees

  • Urban Forest Initiative (KY)

Tree Week has become a staple for nature-lovers in Lexington, Kentucky, and the greater Bluegrass Region. Tree Week is a weeklong celebration that strives to offer a variety of tree-themed ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Preparing Our Urban Forests for Our Changing Climate

  • Urban Forest Initiative (KY)

Urban forests are vital to mitigating the negative effects of climate change to urban residents. Urban trees help reduce storm-water runoff, cool cities, filter air and water pollutants, sequester carbon ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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SDGs Cities Challenge

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)
  • University of Melbourne (Victoria)
  • ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability

The United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes that local and subnational governments are key stakeholders to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By aligning local sustainability actions and ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Interactive Urban Planning Sustainability Tools

  • Millennial Cities

Millennial Cities is an interactive web mapping site that provides access to important maps, data, and web mapping applications related to climate change, social justice, the environment, and more. The ...


New Ways to Love a Tree

  • Hope College (MI)

The tree outside your window is providing ecological, economic, and health benefits that most folks take for granted. As urban development continues to replace natural forests at a rapid pace ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Place-based inquiry in a university course abroad: lessons about education for sustainability in the urban outdoors

  • James Madison University (VA)

This paper aims to present the case of a semester-long study-abroad education class in Italy. This course explored place-based methods that classroom teachers (K-12) might use to connect students’ outdoor ...


Field-Based Experiential Education in Geography: Discovering and Rethinking Urban Environmental Challenges and Possibilities

  • Boise State University (ID)
  • York University (ON)

Drawing on our experience teaching a 2-week field-based geography course on urban environmental issues, we reinforce the value of field-based experiential education (EE) especially as it faces growing threats. We ...

  • Posted April 8, 2021
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Learning and Teaching Interdisciplinary Skills in Sustainable Urban Development—The Case of Tampere University, Finland

  • Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Developing the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of urban environments is challenging due to the complex and interconnected nature of the context and objectives. In order to be successful in ...

  • Posted April 8, 2021
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University campuses can contribute to wildlife conservation in urbanizing regions: a case study from Nigeria

  • American University of Nigeria (Adamawa,)

Globally, colleges and universities are increasingly mandating sustainability and environmental protection into their practices. To date, such institutions have focused their efforts on recycling and energy-use reduction and less on ...

  • Posted April 8, 2021
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Master of Urban Design (MUD)

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The Master of Urban Design (MUD) degree is a post-professional, two-­year program that prepares graduates for careers using urban design to critically address environmental, economic, social, political, and cultural ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Urban and Regional Studies (BS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

In the Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies (B.S. URS) program, students develop the insights, knowledge, and technical skills needed to understand cities in all their diversity ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Urban and Regional Studies Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

The urban and regional studies (URS) minor has been formulated specifically for out-of-department students who are interested in what shapes cities and metropolitan regions.

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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City and Regional Planning (MRP)

  • Cornell University (NY)

Students learn to design, evaluate, and implement policies and programs that affect the social, economic, and physical development of urban and regional areas, including those in the Developing World. The ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Urban Studies Graduate Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

Urban studies is an interdisciplinary minor field intended to complement basic studies in such Fields as City and Regional Planning, Economics, Government, History, Human Development, Management, and Sociology, as well ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Urban Studies (MUS)

  • Portland State University (OR)

Students in the Master of Urban Studies program delve into such things as problems associated with growing social and economic inequalities between different places and population groups within the metropolitan ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Urban Environmental Science Minor

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

Students with an interest in the urban environment will find a wealth of opportunities and courses at ESF to prepare them for rewarding careers in understanding, developing and managing urban ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Urban Forestry Minor

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The Urban Forestry minor will provide students with the opportunity to better understand complex human-dominated ecosystems where trees and people coexist in close proximity. Understanding and attempting to manage this ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Urban Affairs and Public Policy (MPP)

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

At Loyola University Chicago, the Masters in Urban Affairs and Public Policy (MUAPP) Program is located in the heart of Chicago, one of the nation's most significant areas for ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Toward Sustainable Communities: Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments, 4th edition

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

The need to make our communities sustainable is more urgent than ever before. Toward Sustainable Communities remains the single most useful resource for creating vibrant, healthy, equitable, economically viable places ...

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2020
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Planet Texas 2050

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Planet Texas 2050 researchers are committed to developing programs and policy recommendations that will improve Texas’ adaptability and build its resilience. To do that, their work will focus on understanding ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Teaching Urban Sustainability: A Study Abroad Perspective

  • Ohio University (OH)
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Exeter (Devon)

Since 2011 more than 100 students from Ohio University have travelled to Edinburgh, Scotland, to study history, urban planning, and sustainability. In this paper we recount the genesis of this ...


The Urban Heat Island at a Regional University in Kentucky, USA

  • Eastern Kentucky University (KY)

Constructing buildings, sidewalks, parking lots, and roads inadvertently affects local climate. The best studied example of this, the urban heat island (UHI), manifests as elevated temperatures in developed areas compared ...

  • Posted March 5, 2020
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Urban Environmental Sciences Minor

  • Auburn University (AL)

More people live in urban areas than ever before. Natural resource specialists with training in urban areas are increasingly needed to manage resources at the expanding urban-rural fringe and within ...

  • Posted Feb. 3, 2020
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Summer REU in Urban Ecology and the Environment

  • City University of New York, Baruch College (NY)
  • The City University of New York (NY)
  • City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)

The Brooklyn Urban Ecology and Environment Program (BUEE) is a NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates hosted at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. BUEE supports the training ...

  • Posted Feb. 3, 2020
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Urban Studies and Planning

  • University at Albany (NY)

The Urban Studies and Planning Major is designed for students interested in a liberal arts education focusing on urban and suburban environments, and on urban, community and neighborhood development. The ...

  • Posted Sept. 5, 2019
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Urban Studies Certificate

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

This certificate studies the nature and functions of the contemporary city from an interdisciplinary perspective. It is suited to those contemplating careers in urban planning, governance, consulting, non-profits, and related ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Healthy Cities Certificate

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Creating cities to promote public health is an interdisciplinary endeavor. The Graduate Certificate in Healthy Cities provides University of Michigan graduate students with the language, skills, and competencies needed to ...

  • Posted May 22, 2019
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Sustainable Cities Minor

  • The New School (NY)

This minor looks at the social sustainability of urban life, community-based design practices and processes, and the multiple scales of the modern city. In the minor, the environmental resilience of ...

  • Posted May 13, 2019
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Environmental Science (MS)

  • California State University, Dominguez Hills (CA)

The Master in Science in Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary program housed in the College of Natural and Behavioral Science (NBS). The mission of the program is to prepare the ...

  • Posted May 13, 2019
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