Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.34
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date March 11, 2015
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Ohio University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Annie Laurie Cadmus
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:

Edinburgh: City and Environment. This environmentally-focused study abroad program takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland.In Edinburgh, one of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities, students spend five weeks studying urban history and sustainability. Class lectures, guest speakers, and frequent field trips introduce students to key concepts relating to urban planning and governance, infrastructure design and management, resource provisioning and conservation, urban ecology, and social and environmental justice.

With more than half the world's population living “urban” already, and the movement from rural to urban accelerating rapidly, it is imperative that “we design our new cities - and retrofit our old ones - so that they are more efficient, just, and livable places,” according to Program Director Dr. Geoff Buckley. Anyone interested in environmental studies, urban planning, and sustainability will be interested in this program, especially as it takes place in Edinburgh, a city renowned for its reputation as a leader in the worldwide effort to “green” our cities.


The website URL where information about the immersive program(s) is available:

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