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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 ...


Urban sustainability education: Challenges and pedagogical experiments

  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Tsinghua University

The twenty-first century will witness massive urban expansion and growth of the urban population, which has global implications for future pathways of sustainable development. Addressing new and heightened demands on ...


University ad Sustainable Urban Development Indicators for Analysis and Evaluation

  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
  • Charles III University of Madrid

University is an institution with a high potential to promote changes that lead to better social outcomes in terms of sustainability and social responsibility. Therefore, it is seems highly necessary ...


Campus Sustainability at the Edges: Emotions, Relations, and Bio-Cultural Connections

  • Temple University (PA)

Inquiries into the emotional realm of campus sustainability work are brought together through a case study of a youth-led organization, the Philadelphia Urban Creators (PUC), which operates in the Temple ...


Urban Ecology BA/BS

  • University of Utah (UT)

The undergraduate degree in Urban Ecology focuses on exploring the interrelationships among social, environmental and economic systems, with an aim toward enhancing the vitality and sustainability of places and communities.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental & Urban Studies Bachelor

  • Bard College (NY)

Both biogeophysical systems and human societies (cultures, economies, political regimes) are nested complex systems involving numerous interactions. Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS) is a transdisciplinary program that examines the interdependence ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Geography, Urban & Environmental Studies (MS)

  • Concordia University (IL)

The MSc in Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies provides students with the theoretical foundation and analytical tools they need to better understand human interventions in the environment.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environment & Community (MA)

  • Humboldt State University (CA)

A two-year, interdisciplinary master’s program. Focuses on the relationship between people and the environment and finds socially just solutions to environmental problems.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Urban Studies Minor - Environmental Sustainability Track

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Urban Studies is an interdisciplinary program of the College of Arts and Sciences. Students must complete 18 hours of credit to earn a minor. Course offering are drawn from multiple ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Specialization in Planning, Urban & Regional Planning (BS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The BSc Specialization program in Planning focuses on natural science elements of planning, including environmental management and the use of geographic information sciences. Students combine a core of planning courses ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Urban & Regional Planning (BA/BS)

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Our programs educate students in both the art and science of planning, and feature 'hands on' labs and experiential learning through site visits and exploration of local planning issues. We ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainable Urban Development Minor

  • Portland State University (OR)

The minor in Sustainable Urban Development will provide students with an opportunity to further their understanding in the important issues and challenges in making cities sustainable while providing a foundation ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Urban Studies (BS)

  • Stanford University (CA)

The Urban Studies program treats urbanism as an interdisciplinary field; it brings together students, faculty, and outside specialists concerned with cities and the impacts of cities on society and people ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainable Smart Cities (Master's)

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL)

UAB’s 2-year online master’s program in Sustainable Smart Cities will equip students with the knowledge and skills to help build the sustainable smart cities of the future.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Masters in Urban & Environmental Planning (MUEP)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The master's degree program in urban and environmental planning offers a unique opportunity to integrate urban and environmental aspects of planning in a rapidly developing metropolitan area. Individual practical ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Arizona State University Urban Forestry and Carbon Offsets Pilot

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

In 2017, the University Sustainability Practices (USP) office at Arizona State University (ASU) piloted a new urban forestry program to explore the viability of generating carbon offsets through local tree ...

  • Posted Feb. 15, 2018
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Summer REU in Urban Ecology and the Environment

  • 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. 5, 2018
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Evaluating the Theory and Outcomes of the Teen Advocates for Sustainability Corps (TASC) Summit

  • New York University (NY)

The attached research was written as my thesis for a Master of Arts in Environmental Conservation Education, from New York University. It analyzes an environmental advocacy program I developed for ...


Dealing with parking issues on an urban campus: The case of UC Berkeley

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)

Many transportation planning studies focus on mode-of-transportation as a static variable, not accounting for a range of user decisions such as miles traveled or (if driving) the duration of time ...

  • Posted Dec. 11, 2017
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Raising Energy Efficiency on an Urban Campus

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)

As an Energy Engineering student at IUPUI, I have always idealized these initiatives to make our campus more energy-efficient. I have made a plan on how to change infrastructure and ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Facilitating Urban Climate Resilience Planning: Experiences from 3 Cities

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Second Nature (MA)

Climate Resilience in Urban Campuses + Communities (CRUX) is a multi-city partnership created to pilot the implementation of the resilience-related elements of the newly launched Climate Commitment. We have selected three ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Urban Design for Sustainability Syllabus

  • Lesley University (MA)

What would a truly sustainable society look like? We will address that question, starting with a look at the rise and decline of societies and how the ideas of sustainability ...

  • Posted June 9, 2017
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Art as the Catalyst for Critical Sustainability Conversations

  • University at Albany (NY)

The University at Albany is proud to submit an application that illustrates our use of art as the catalyst for critical sustainability conversations. This was accomplished via two main projects ...


Integration of interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability education and research and urban sustainability

  • National Council for Science & the Environment (DC)

This article explores the results of the National Council for Science and the Environment’s 2012 census of interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability (IES) baccalaureate and graduate degree programs and the ...


Community Engaged Scholarship and Learning in Urban Forestry helps UTRGV earn Tree Campus USA Designation

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)

In 2014, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (through its legacy institution UTPA), one of the largest Hispanic Serving Institutions in the country, proposed and offered three iterations of ...


Bringing Nature Back to Campus

  • Houston Community College (TX)
  • Rice University (TX)

I want to encourage other institutions to consider designing courses or other activities that give students an opportunity to participate in authentic, urban conservation efforts.

  • Posted April 25, 2017
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European university-community partnership-based research on urban sustainability and resilience

  • University of East London
  • University College Dublin, National University of Ireland

The Transitioning Towards Urban Resilience and Sustainability (TURAS) project is based on the partnership between decision makers in local authorities with SMEs and academic institutions to develop and demonstrate transition ...

  • Posted Feb. 13, 2017
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Urban studies and the challenge of embedding sustainability: A review of international master programmes

The United Nations declaration of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UN DESD, 2004–2014) advocates the need for universities to embed sustainability in all learning areas. This inquiry ...


Transdisciplinary learning and teaching as answers to urban sustainability challenges

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This paper aims to explain the relevance of science-society interfaces and their potential for higher education institutions to engage stakeholders in supporting sustainable change in cities, via the transdisciplinary ...

  • Posted Jan. 18, 2017
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The Environmental Benefits of Trees on an Urban University Campus

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The University of Pennsylvania is situated on a rapidly growing and highly urbanized campus that, as of the summer of 2015, contained over 6,000 trees. Trees play an important ...


Meet Universities who are Reinventing Relevance via Innovation Districts that include Corporations and Cities.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Oklahoma State University (OK)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • McGill University (QC)
  • Morphosis Architecture (NY)

Join Jane Talkington for a national overview on Innovation Districts, a burgeoning new form in which the university can GO BEYOND campus boundaries to create relevance by building interdisciplinary capacity ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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The Process of Progress: Involving Multiple Academic Partners and Disciplines

  • Daemen College (NY)

The East Side of Buffalo represents one of the most neglected neighborhoods within the fourth poorest US city. In 2012, a grassroots coalition began brainstorming ways to improve their community ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Advancing Climate Equity: Urban University-Community Networks

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)
  • Urban Serving Universities Coalition (DC)

Our presentation will focus on the urban serving university as a critical stakeholder in local sustainability efforts, and in addressing environmental equity as a critical cornerstone of urban sustainability efforts ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Urban Eco-Block: From Prototype to Adaptation - University, Community and Non-Profit collaborate to create a Net Zero Block

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
  • Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects (MO)

Urban Eco-Block goal is to create a prototype Sustainable Form-Based Code and Net Positive Design for a typical urban city block found in many rust-belt cities where urban blight, economic ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Urbanism and the Search for Sustainability

  • Natural Sustainability (MA)

With the majority of humans now living in urban centers, with both numbers and percentages trending up, the study of urbanism is an excellent format to consider what sustainability really ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Employing Urban Ecology in Grounds Management at New York University

  • New York University (NY)

The emerging field of urban ecology has taken on a new urgency in recent years as most of the world's population now lives in cities where open spaces are ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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New Approaches to High Performance Low Maintenance Urban Campus Landscapes

  • New York University (NY)

Budget and site constraints present a variety of challenges for the design, installation, and maintenance of urban landscapes. New approaches to planting design seek to reduce long term maintenance costs ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Leveraging Campus Natural Areas for Urban Ecology Research, Education, and Management

  • University of Central Florida (FL)

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is a 1,415-acre urban campus, of which 876 acres (62%) is undeveloped green space that includes 337-acres (24%) of upland and wetland conservation ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Advanced Technical Certificate in Urban Farming

  • Gateway Technical College (WI)

The Urban Farming Advanced Technical Certificate enables students to intensively farm small plots of land and bring their crops to market profitably. The certificate combines intensive farming curriculum with entrepreneurship ...

  • Posted Aug. 22, 2016
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Campus sustainability at the edges: Emotions, relations, and bio-cultural connections

  • Temple University (PA)

The university campus is often considered a key site for the development of environmental sustainability initiatives. At the same time, the concept and practice of sustainability has been critiqued for ...

  • Posted June 20, 2016
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Roles for university researchers in urban sustainability initiatives: the UK Newcastle Low Carbon Neighbourhoods project

  • Kingston University London

There is considerable debate regarding the contribution to be made by higher education institutions and the researchers they employ in realising environmentally sustainable urban spaces, and the relationship between academic ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Sustainability Slam – My city is greener than yours

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The purpose of the activity is to encourage creative and imaginative storytelling as well as interdisciplinary thinking using both art and science, in order to inspire greener innovations for our ...


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 ...


Creating Tree Ambassadors: Fostering a campus culture of sustainbility through urban trees

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

Urban trees contribute substantially to ecological, economic, and social sustainability, but are often overlooked both as a method to achieve greater sustainability and as a vehicle for engagement in sustainability ...


Sustainable food systems at urban public universities: A survey of 21 universities

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Wayne State College (NE)

Urban communities are challenged by the conventional food system in diverse ways. To mitigate these challenges, a growing sustainable food system (SFS) movement mobilizes existing resources—including public institutions—to ...

  • Posted April 28, 2016
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Co-creating sustainability: cross-sector university collaborations for driving sustainable urban transformations

  • University of Tokyo

This paper attempts to ‘connect the dots’ between several cases and provide a comprehensive global analysis of the trend of universities reaching across campus boundaries to form partnerships with government ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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One World One Water (OWOW) Center for Urban Water Education and Stewardship

  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO)

The One World One Water Center for Urban Water Education and Stewardship at Metropolitan State University of Denver strives to prepare an educated, empowered, solution-oriented Colorado citizenry to protect and ...

  • Posted March 14, 2016
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Urban Farming: A Community Engaged Program

  • Delta College (MI)

As we sought a source for our campus food waste, we realized the impetus for a new learning series. Delta College was a natural fit for a start-up food hub ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Food Reliability + Urban Resilience = Innovative Living Lab at Mountain View College

  • Mountain View College - DCCCD (TX)

The Living Labs at Mountain View College is an innovative model for conservation, sustainability and nutrition education where both students and the community engage in hands-on practices and field research ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Reclaiming Urbanity with Permaculture: The First Years of a Food Forest

  • Portland State University (OR)

Food forests use sustainable methods to garden within a closed-loop system. PSU students started a community orchard in 2011 with a plot of vacant land, 21 fruit tree varieties and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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