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Sustainability in the Urban Environment

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A NEWLY-DESIGNED PROGRAM

The Sustainability in the Urban Environment Masters program draws upon emerging approaches in the disciplines of architecture, engineering, science, and social sciences. It aims to prepare students to devise new generations of buildings, urban infrastructure, and open spaces while considering rapid urbanization, climate change, resource limitations, and potential environmental degradation. Graduates also develop leadership and teamwork skills that give them an advantage in diverse professional settings that demand collaboration among teams of scientists, engineers, architects, and policymakers. A profile of the program, Sustainability and the City, provides a more in-depth program overview.

TO MEET LONG-TERM NEEDS

City College of New York serves as a national and regional resource while providing the City with the skilled workforce needed to drive its economy. This timely educational program is designed to meet the expanding employment demands for professional leaders in the emerging fields of sustainable architecture and engineering, informed by science and social sciences. It aspires to complement long-term planning efforts such as the City of New York's PlaNYC 2030: A Greener Greater New York, which was developed by the Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability and which sets 10 major goals and 127 cross-cutting initiatives to sustain and enhance the quality of life in New York City.

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"Sustainability research and education is essential to address critical challenges of the 21st century that threaten the life support system of the planet. New curricula are required to train future leaders with the knowledge and tools needed for business, industry, governments and NGOs."

Professor Gregory Keoleian
University of Michigan