Urban Sustainability and Resilience

In this policy focus area, students gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the environmental challenges facing cities and communities, including climate change, natural hazards, and ecological degradation. Faculty expertise within this focus area bridges the engineering, science, and policy of these issues, providing students opportunities to gain the depth of understanding and research skills necessary for leadership positions in these fields. Graduates are prepared to work with public, private, and non-profit organizations on policy and advocacy areas such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable land use and transportation planning, brownfield remediation, and disaster preparedness.

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