NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: EJ930666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1047-8485
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.
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), 815 West Michigan Street UC 3140E, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5164. Tel: 317-274-5036; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois