ERIC Number: EJ930666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Creating the Sustainable City: Building a Seminar (and Curriculum) through Interdisciplinary Learning
Bryson, Michael A.; Zimring, Carl A.
Metropolitan Universities, v20 n4 p105-116 Jul 2010
Using the wealth of sites available in the Chicago metropolitan area, online learning technologies, and classroom interactions, Roosevelt University's seminar "The Sustainable City" takes a multidisciplinary approach to urban ecology, waste management, green design, climate change, urban planning, parklands, water systems, environmental justice, ecological restoration, and urban agriculture. The seminar introduces adult undergraduates to the study of the Chicago metropolitan area's natural and social environment through field trips, Blackboard-based online discussions, and team-taught lectures and in-class discussions. Most significantly, the seminar has inspired a new curriculum in sustainability studies at Roosevelt.
Descriptors: Field Trips, Urban Planning, Seminars, Environmental Education, Online Courses, Interdisciplinary Approach, Ecology, Metropolitan Areas, Sustainability, Urban Programs, Urban Studies, Technology Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Instructional Development
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), 815 West Michigan Street UC 3140E, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5164. Tel: 317-274-5036; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://muj.uc.iupui.edu/index.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois