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Sustainable Built Environments Minor

Degree or Minor: 
Undergraduate Minor
UA College: 
Arch, Planning, & Landscape Arch
Degree/Minor Description: 

Students who pursue a minor in Sustainable Built Environments will gain an understanding of sustainability principles and learn the basic theories and skills for planning and designing sustainable communities, buildings, and landscapes. 

Research Opportunities: 

Sustainable City Project: The Sustainable City Project serves as an educational and outreach interface between the University of Arizona and the Tucson community. The project  focuses on issues of sustainable urban development and livable cities through education, outreach, and research. The project is designed to build and support teams composed of university faculty and students representing a diverse array of academic disciplines.

Biosphere 2: Biosphere 2 is owned by the University of Arizona and is an Earth systems science research facility that focuses on the Earth, its living systems, and sustainability. The facility is located in northern Tucson and serves as a center for research, outreach, and teaching. 

Research Themes: 
Energy
Environmental Arts and Humanities
Governance, Law, and Policy
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Urban Environment