Sustainability in higher education
The New York Times documents a rise in university programs focused on sustainability, especially regarding the urban environment. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education lists nine universities with master’s and doctoral programs in urban sustainability studies. Most of these programs are interdisciplinary in nature, like the new graduate program at the City College of New York that will focus on sustainability in the urban environment, incorporating the approaches of architecture, engineering and science. The growth of sustainability programs represents a shift from a focus within environmental studies on rural areas to an emphasis on the urban environment.
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