Sustainable Urbanism - Certificate

The Sustainable Urbanism graduate certificate, housed in the Center for Housing and Urban Development in the School of Architecture, is available to graduate students from any program at Texas A&M. The certificate explores sustainability and urban design in a rapidly urbanizing world by focusing on the processes that shape the form and function of the built environment in its full complexity--infrastructure, land development, built landscapes, and facilities. Students are trained to consider the integration of various aspects of the built environment including land use and urban design, energy, materials, wastes, biodiversity, natural hazards, and accessibility.

Students who complete the certificate will be able to synthesize and apply knowledge of sustainability of the built environment, including theories and concepts, and use tools for drawing and mapping in order to develop original solutions to planning challenges. Students who complete the certificate gain skills that equip them to work in public and private industries as planners and designers. Recipients of the certificate are ready to investigate and apply collaborative practices to design and plan sustainable urban settlements that are livable, equitable, energy efficient, ecologically sound, and prosperous.