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Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning


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At UEP we embrace the inextricable links between social, economic, and environmental challenges and we recognize the value of moving society toward the development of sustainable communities in a just and equitable manner while respecting the limits of supporting ecosystems. Our students have ample opportunities to integrate the study of sustainability with policy, planning, and practice in Field Projects, faculty research and coursework. Sustainability recognizes the connections among agricultural and food systems, energy production and consumption, transportation, built environments, resilient infrastructure and community economic development. The university’s strengths in climate change, renewable energy, and water create opportunities for learning across disciplines.

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Featured Classes

Course Course Title Instructor
UEP 0284-01 Developing Sustainable Communities Agyeman
UEP 0294-14 Sharing Cities, Smart Cities, and Social Innovation Agyeman
UEP 0194-AA Sustainability and the Food Industry Guillemin
UEP 0279-01 Water Resources, Policy and Planning, and Watershed Management Horsley
UEP 0294-08 Data Science for Urban Sustainability Jiang
UEP 0286-01 Environmental Ethics Krimsky
UEP 0226-01 Social Justice and Sustainability Lopez
UEP 0221-01 Climate Change Policy and Planning Rappaport
UEP 0265-01 Corporate Management of Environmental Issues Rappaport

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