TEACHING PARTICIPATORY PRACTICE AS THE BEST WAY TO ADVOCATE FOR JUST, EQUITABLE COMMUNITIES
In response to the environmental challenges of the 21st century, including climate change, public and private sectors worldwide are seeking to “green” their practices. Today there is an increasing demand for environmental professionals who have a holistic understanding of the complex interactions that lead to environmental problems and are able to collaborate with multiple disciplines to identify and implement sustainable best practices.
PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Through their studies in the Sustainable Environmental Systems program, students will:
- Develop the ability to assess and critically examine environmental issues related to water and air quality, solid waste management, urban energy systems, and building performance.
- Demonstrate a foundational understanding of the legal, economic and regulatory framework of federal, state, and New York City environmental policy and review.
- Learn stakeholder engagement and uphold social and environmental justice while demonstrating the ability to engage in collaborative, interdisciplinary, environmental problem solving.
- Develop an understanding of sustainable community development.
- Design sustainable environmental policies and plans with verifiable indicators and metrics.
- Understand and argue the cost of environmental externalities associated with current economic policy and development.
- Develop a baseline level of technical proficiency and professional communication skills: written, oral, and visual.
APPLYING TO SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS MS
Applicants from all fields of study are encouraged to apply. They must submit a writing sample or portfolio, depending on their background. The writing sample or portfolio should indicate an interest in or awareness of issues to be addressed in this program. The GMAT is optional. Applications will be accepted after the deadline if there is room.
Visit the department at one of our upcoming Open Houses:
Tuesday, September 24, 5-6 PM, tour and discussion with current students, followed by meeting with program administrators from 6-7 PM
Tuesday, October 22, 5-6 PM, tour and discussion with current students, followed by meeting with program administrators from 6-7 PM
Meet in Higgins Hall North, Room 206, 61 St. James Place at the corner of Lafayette Avenue. RSVP with Sandra Hetzel, Assistant to the Chair, email@example.com.