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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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Resilience and Pedagogy: Learning From International Field Studies in Urban Resilience in Canada and Germany

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)
  • Technical University of Dortmund

What impact does an immersive, international field school experience have on learning about urban resilience; and conversely, what impact does a framing concept of urban resilience have on international field ...


Environmental Planning Concentration in Urban Planning & Policy (MUPP)

  • University of Illinois Chicago (IL)

The Urban Planning and Policy (UPP) department is one of the largest graduate planning programs in the nation and the only accredited planning program in the Chicago area. This sustainability-focused ...

  • Posted May 5, 2019
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Sustainable Cities Minor

  • University of Illinois Chicago (IL)

The Sustainable Cities minor provides students in many disciplines the opportunity to gain further understanding of the field of urban sustainability while introducing them to concepts and techniques relevant to ...

  • Posted May 5, 2019
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Urban Studies (BA)

  • University of Illinois Chicago (IL)

The US program prepares students with understanding and skills to effectively engage in the transformation of cities, thus enabling them to enter urban professions and graduate education programs.

The US ...

  • Posted May 5, 2019
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Field Guide for Urban University-Community Partnerships

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Over the past three decades, American universities and colleges have witnessed a surge in activities oriented around their civic and social purposes. From the signing of the first Campus Compact ...

  • Posted April 4, 2019
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Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) professional degree program prepares students for future success in urban and regional planning and related career fields. We provide a rigorous academic ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Urban Studies Minor

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The Urban Studies minor offered by the Department of Urban Planning and Policy prepares students to:

o Clean the air o Build affordable housing o Reduce traffic congestion o Make ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Urban Studies (BA)

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The Urban Studies major is an interdisciplinary program for students who want to learn how to foster more equitable, inclusive, sustainable and livable cities. It integrates theories, analytical tools, and ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Urban Water Resources Design Certificate

  • Villanova University (PA)

This program is geared to Civil Engineers and Water Resource Professionals engaged in design of urban hydraulic and hydrologic systems in the built environment. The certificate consists of four graduate ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Environmental performance of universities: Proposal for implementing campus urban morphology as an evaluation parameter in Green Metric

  • Università Roma Tre

Over the last years, various sustainability evaluation tools for universities have been developed and have gained a certain diffusion. This paper reviews the applications of the most widespread university ranking ...

  • Posted Nov. 26, 2018
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Student teachers’ perceptions about the social pillar of urban sustainability: Attached importance and believed effectiveness of education

  • University of Western Macedonia

This study aims to detect preschool and primary school student–teachers’ (STs) views about the social pillar of urban sustainability and particularly about the importance they attach to various social ...

  • Posted Nov. 26, 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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Urban & Regional Studies Minor

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

The minor in Urban & Regional Studies may be combined with another major, providing students the opportunity for a diverse learning experience. The Minor may help prepare students for careers ...

  • Posted Nov. 20, 2018
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Urban & Regional Studies (BS)

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

The Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies provides a solid foundation for professional work or advanced study aimed at addressing some of the most important challenges and issues ...

  • Posted Nov. 20, 2018
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6th AASHE Workshop on Research for Sustainability: Investigating Sustainable Urban Systems

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

In response to global urbanization trends, the National Science Foundation recently released 'Sustainable Urban Systems: Articulating a Long-Term Convergence Research Agenda', to formulate research strategies addressing urbanization issues and their ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Food Conscious Campus: Urban Innovations Towards Zero Hunger

  • MacEwan University (AB)

Innovative technologies like Flow Hives, Tower Gardens, and Urban Cultivators engage the campus community with local food options and opportunities for food security downtown. Through a short documentary and discussion ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Urban Forestry and Community Engagement - the Chemis-tree of Successful Partnerships

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is an urban research university located in downtown Richmond, Virginia. With greenhouse gas mitigation goals looming, VCU established the VCU Urban Forestry Collaborative (VUFC) - a unique ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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University of Houston-Downtown Embraces Student Engagement in Urban Agriculture and Sustainability

  • University of Houston - Downtown (TX)

The University of Houston-Downtown has created a Center for Urban Agriculture and Sustainability (CUAS) to support research, teaching and community outreach. The program not only expands the educational opportunities for ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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How to Overcome Challenges at Large, Urban Campuses

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

This will provide a space for large urban campuses to discuss challenges and accomplishments of working on sustainability on Urban campuses. AASHE has lacked the spaces for these types of ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Urban green spaces connecting people and place

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The following concept is a new project designed for the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus; the development and implementation of an urban green space titled The Lot @ ASU, that serves ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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The Campus-Community Urban Sustainability Program at LIU Brooklyn

  • Long Island University Brooklyn Campus (NY)

The Brooklyn campus of Long Island University (LIU) has recently established a Campus-Community Urban Sustainability Program (CUSP) with the support of a Humanities Connections grant from the National Endowment for ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Urban Studies (BA)

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

In such a rapidly changing world, Pitt's Urban Studies major enables students to explore the fascinating complexities of urban environments, in the U.S. and internationally, to understand the ...

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2018
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Sustainable Design Minor

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Sustainable design implies making decisions at various scales of the built environment (buildings, communities, land use patterns, urban support systems) in ways that support environmental quality, social equity, and economic ...

  • Posted Aug. 30, 2018
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Sustainable Environmental Design (BA)

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The sustainable environmental design major recognizes that the emergent, multidisciplinary field of sustainability science is growing rapidly. As the world population urbanizes, the planning and design of resilient, resource-efficient, healthy ...

  • Posted Aug. 30, 2018
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Resilient Cities Initiative

  • California State University, Chico (CA)

The Resilient Cities Initiative (RCI) is an interdisciplinary applied research think-tank for cities established by the Institute for Sustainable Development at California State University, Chico in 2016. The RCI connects ...


Urban Studies (BA)

  • Loyola Marymount University (CA)

Urban Studies majors examine urbanization and its associated social, cultural, economic, and demographic processes. They look at the structures and expressions of urbanization and urban life associated with modern and ...

  • Posted July 26, 2018
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