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All of New York becomes a learning campus for inquisitive and motivated students.

We'll give you the tools and knowledge you need to develop hands-on solutions to urban problems.

Students go off campus to study the ecosystem and adjacent communities of Jamaica Bay.

Urban Sustainability

Channel your passion for environmental issues into a practical career that can help save the planet.

The Brooklyn College Urban Sustainability Program will provide you with the knowledge, power and skills to promote sustainable policies and practices in your neighborhood and beyond. The program takes a unique interdisciplinary approach by offering concentrations in economics, environmental science and sociology. It examines the dynamics between social and natural systems as well as the trade-offs among environmental, social and economic sustainability. Brooklyn College's metropolitan setting gives you the opportunity to observe firsthand the issues affecting our cities and devise creative and hands-on solutions that foster environmental protection, social equity and economic vitality. Alongside your coursework, you will learn how to use our geographic information system (GIS) laboratory to produce and analyze data to solve urban sustainability problems. Field trips have included community gardens, local beaches and waterways, public transportation facilities and city parks. Having the advantage of learning about sustainability from this holistic perspective, you will graduate from the program exceptionally prepared to make our cities, and the world, healthier and more livable.

Contact Information

Director: Brett Branco

Location: 3137 Ingersoll Hall
Phone: 718.951.5416
Fax: 718.951.4753