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Liaison Andrea Trimble
Submission Date May 29, 2015
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University of Virginia
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Phoebe Crisman
Associate Professor of Architecture
School of Architecture
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (1st program):
Master of Urban and Environmental Planning

A brief description of the graduate degree program (1st program):

The Master of Urban and Environmental Planning degree prepares students to make significant contributions as professionals in a variety of public, private, and non-profit settings. A distinctive feature of our program is our commitment to community sustainability. Sustainability is addressed in specific courses with that title, but sustainability also provides the underlying framework for virtually all of the department’s courses. The title of our department is Urban and Environmental Planning. We believe it is necessary to consider both the urban and environmental aspects of a setting to address its issues, problems, and opportunities. We are as much concerned with the economy and issues of equity as we are with the environment and find it more useful to emphasize linkages than distinctions. We hope to inspire our students to share our enthusiasm for addressing the planning needs of sustainable communities.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
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The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Darden School of Business - Innovation for Sustainability

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

The objectives of this concentration are to provide students with knowledge about the global impacts on natural systems from rising energy and material consumption patterns; to inform students of institutions and policy instruments that influence business operations; to expose them to innovative processes and tools available; and to provide guidance on how innovative sustainability practices can be designed to increase revenues and lower costs. View a video about Darden's sustainability curriculum. Faculty Contact: Michael Lenox.


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