Graduate Education for a New Sustainable Urban Systems Science: Designing a New PhD Curriculum Integrating Sustainability Science and Urban Science

26 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2019 Last revised: 10 Jun 2020

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José Lobo

Arizona State University (ASU)

Marina Alberti

University of Washington

Melissa Allen-Dumas

Government of the United States of America - Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Luis Bettencourt

University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation

Anni Beukes

University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation

Zachary P. Neal

University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Sociology

Deirdre Pfeiffer

Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

Shade T. Shutters

Arizona State University, School of Complex Adaptive Systems

Michael E. Smith

Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Eleanor C. Stokes

Yale University - Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Science

Deborah Strumsky

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte

Jingle Wu

Arizona State University (ASU)

Date Written: October 1, 2019

Abstract

This is a report on the discussions held during an NSF SUS conference “Graduate Education for a New Sustainable Urban Systems Science: Designing a New PhD Curriculum Integrating Sustainability Science and Urban Science”. The conference was motivated by the call made by the NSF for “…developing the next generation of sustainable urban systems science.” (NSF 2018) The conference was premised on the assumption that such continued development will require the training of new generations of urban sustainability scientists, and that both the content and manner of training will be different from established degree programs.

Keywords: Sustainable Urban Systems Science, PhD Curriculum, Degree Programs, Sustainability Science, Urban Science

Suggested Citation

Lobo, Jose and Alberti, Marina and Allen-Dumas, Melissa and Bettencourt, Luis and Beukes, Anni and Neal, Zachary P. and Pfeiffer, Deirdre and Shutters, Shade T. and Smith, Michael E. and Stokes, Eleanor C. and Strumsky, Deborah and Wu, Jingle, Graduate Education for a New Sustainable Urban Systems Science: Designing a New PhD Curriculum Integrating Sustainability Science and Urban Science (October 1, 2019). Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper No. 14, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3466322 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3466322

Jose Lobo (Contact Author)

Arizona State University (ASU) ( email )

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Marina Alberti

University of Washington ( email )

Seattle, WA 98195
United States

Melissa Allen-Dumas

Government of the United States of America - Oak Ridge National Laboratory ( email )

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Room B-106, Building 5700
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
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Luis Bettencourt

University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation ( email )

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Chicago, IL 60637
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Anni Beukes

University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation ( email )

5735 S Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Zachary P. Neal

University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Sociology ( email )

4112 Behavioral Sciences Building (BSB)
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Chicago, IL 60607-7140
United States

Deirdre Pfeiffer

Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning ( email )

Tempe, AZ
United States

Shade T. Shutters

Arizona State University, School of Complex Adaptive Systems ( email )

PO Box 872701
Tempe, AZ 85287-2701
United States

Michael E. Smith

Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Human Evolution and Social Change ( email )

Box 872402
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287
United States
480-727-9520 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.public.asu.edu/~mesmith9/

Eleanor C. Stokes

Yale University - Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Science

New Haven, CT 06520
United States

Deborah Strumsky

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte ( email )

Jingle Wu

Arizona State University (ASU) ( email )

Farmer Building 440G PO Box 872011
Tempe, AZ 85287
United States

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