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ASU Art Museum Becomes Catalyst for Sustainability Dialogue

The ASU Art Museum serves a diverse community of artists and audiences through innovative programming that is interdisciplinary, educational and relevant to life today.

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Bridging the gaps between college students in Ethiopia and an educational program designed to improve the impoverished country’s food supply

While continuing her internationally recognized research examining the connection between child malnutrition and cognitive development, Barbara Stoecker has also served as the link between college students in Ethiopia and an educational program designed to improve the impoverished country’s food supply.

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Canalscape: Sustainable Urban Design in Phoenix, Arizona

Canalscape uses sites along the canal system of Phoenix, Arizona to build for the future and honor the past.

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Culture/Career Hybrid Programs in Japan

**** 2010 INNOVATION AWARD WINNER *** Since 1989, the Japan Center for Michigan Universities has offered a variety of programs in Hikone, Japan. Our culture/career hybrid programs balance Japanese language with professionally-focused courses and an internship abroad. We host three hybrid programs: Environmental Sciences in Japan (begun in 1999-2001), Comparative Health Care (2008-09) and Hospitality Business & Tourism (2010-11).

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Decision Theater Addresses Public Policy Issues

Arizona State University’s Decision Theater is a unique 3D imaging tool that can be utilized by decision makers in both the public and private sector. The innovative facility allows its users to evaluate the results of choices and implement the best solution to exigent issues.

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Degree-Granting School of Sustainability at Arizona State University

Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability offers students a trans-disciplinary program that emphasizes finding sustainable solutions to both local and global challenges.

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Digital Phoenix: Visualizing Urban Issues

Digital Phoenix combines 3D visualization and interdisciplinary research to aid city planning for the future.

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Environmental Innovation Challenge

University of Washington’s annual solution-oriented Environmental Innovation Challenge encourages interdisciplinary eco-focused perspective.

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EUCOR-URGENT: Upper Rhine Graben: Evolution and NeoTectonics

The EUCOR-URGENT project is a network that integrates all data pertinent to the Upper Rhine Graben in order to describe models and realistic hazard assessment of an area that hosts a major urban and industrial concentration in the heart of Europe.

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Facilitating Cost-Effective, Academically Rigorous University-wide Undergraduate Degrees in SUSTAINABILITY at the City University of New York

We are a cross-campus, self-designed bachelor’s degree uniquely positioned in CUNY to deliver immediate results on the education of students in sustainability. Working with faculty and capitalizing on the vast resources of the University, students have designed innovative sustainability majors. This is the only place in CUNY where students can earn bachelors in sustainability.

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GO GREEN - Green Organizations: Global Responsibility for Environmental and Economic Necessity

To integrate sustainability into the engineering education curriculum, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis created an international and interdisciplinary course named GO GREEN.

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Green Lighthouse— Carbon Neutral Building

University of Copenhagen built the Green Lighthouse which is the first carbon neutral building in Denmark.

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InnovationSpace: Solutions to Real Problems Through Product Design

InnovationSpace is a program for undergraduates dedicated to developing innovative new products for real-world clients.

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Integrated Watershed Management

Researchers from University of Guadalajara in Mexico contributed to solving environmental problems by acting as policy advisors in the implementation of new system of managing the watershed in the Ayuquila-Armería river basin.

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Integrating Science and Solutions to Prepare the Next Generation of Climate Change Leaders

In 2009, with unprecedented campus-wide collaboration, The University of Montana developed one of the nation’s first formal academic programs in climate change. The Climate Change Studies minor integrates science and solutions to provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of climate change and the practical skills to make change.

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Interdisciplinary Multi-year and Multi-site Global Ethnohydrology Study

Global Ethnohydrology Study addresses not only water quantity but water quality in the greater context as a major global issue, affecting almost all people in some way or other.

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Interdisciplinary Symposium on Sustainability & Innovation in Global Contexts

Interdisciplinary Symposium on Sustainability & Innovation in Global Contexts Innovative annual, multi-center symposium entitled, “Sustainability and Innovation in Global Contexts” emphasizing challenges in certain areas of sustainability and innovative approaches to those challenges in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and post-Soviet space.

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Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability

Goucher College Creates New Sustainability Masters Degree: Cultural Sustainability.

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Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory (PURL)

Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory (PURL) at Arizona State University engages in city planning and development research with government officials and the community.

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PRISM Lab – Partnership for Research in Spatial Modeling

The Partnership for Research in Spatial Modeling (PRISM) has become an exemplary model for research institutions at Arizona State University through innovation in 3D technology and computer graphics.

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