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Sustainable Urban Communities

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The Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Sustainable Urban Communities is offered for students who desire to enhance their knowledge of the crucial issues associated with urban sustainability in a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive fashion. The Program provides for the continuing education of those professionals who influence, create, or provide the policies, services, designs, and structure for healthy, vibrant and sustainable urban communities. 

As a student in the Sustainable Urban Communities Program you will develop an understanding of and appreciation for the human condition and a sense of social and environmental responsibility for improving the quality of life for all. You will study topics and carry out research that that gives significant priority to solving difficult real‐world problems faced by society directed toward the needs of urban and underserved communities. The Sustainable Urban Communities Program will help you to:

  • Understand the complexity of sustainability in cities and urban communities;

  • Comprehend the interrelationships between public policy, social and cultural aspects of community, natural environment and systems, infrastructure, public health, and economics in sustainable urban communities;

  • Recognize the place of individual communities within the context of the larger urban environment or city as a key component to regional ecological sustainability; and

  • Become competent in the application of the acquired knowledge in solving complex urban problems. 

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