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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.28
Liaison Austin Eriksson
Submission Date Feb. 29, 2016
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STARS v2.0

California State University, Northridge
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Helen Cox
Director, Institute for Sustainability
Institute for Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:

The Urban Planning and Sustainability Project (UPSP) consists of an international partnership between California State University, Northridge (CSUN/US), University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMass/US), and the Brazilian Federal University of Goiás (UFG/BR), and Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU/BR).

Under the supervision of U.S. and Brazilian project directors and faculty the selected students will focus their study abroad in urban planning and sustainability by examining various subject areas including transportation, environmental policy, comprehensive planning, energy and technology, climate change, housing and urban life quality, and urban migration. The project will offer CSUN students the opportunity to advance language learning while experiencing Brazilian culture. Additionally, students will engage in a network of U.S. and Brazilian academics, students, and public and private agencies as they have first hand experience of urban planning and practices of sustainability in Brazil.


The website URL where information about the immersive program(s) is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.