Sustainable Development & Environmental Change

 

Geography undergraduates visited the United Nations headquarters with Professor Elizabeth Chacko and saw the UN’s wall display of Sustainable Development Goals.

Geography undergraduates visited the United Nations headquarters with Professor Elizabeth Chacko and saw the UN’s wall display of Sustainable Development Goals.

An academic background in geography and sustainable development can lead to careers in environmental law, public policy, resource management and much more. Through research, students delve into the theories and practice of urban sustainability and how to engage communities as partners in the development process.

Our faculty experts have published and presented on topics including predatory mortgage lending in the United States, how cities collect information and make decisions about green building policy policy and how Islamic charities in Cairo, Egypt, have influenced the economic and social landscapes of the city.


"One of the most important things our students can learn is how to work with their international counterparts in a multinational language environment. This is a collaborative field. Out in the tundra, nationalities and ideologies disappear."

Dmitry Streletskiy

Assistant Professor of Geography and International Affairs


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