What is Community, Environment, and Planning?
Community, Environment, and Planning is a self-directed, diverse undergraduate major comprised of students, faculty, and staff engaged in holistic growth and a collaborative process of experiential and interdisciplinary learning. In our major, we develop skills, techniques, and knowledge necessary to be active leaders and conscientious planners in our communities and environments.
Why am I studying Community, Environment, and Planning?
I decided to major in CEP because of the flexibility of its curriculum, the strong community it provides me, and the hard skills it has taught me through its structure.
CEP 301: The Idea of Community
CEP 302: Environmental Response
CEP 303: Social Structures & Processes
CEP 460: Planning in Context
CEP 461: Ethics & Identity
CEP 462: Community & Environment
CEP 490: Senior Project Prep Seminar 1: Research and Project Scoping
CEP 491: Senior Project Prep Seminar 2: Methods and Actualization
Makers: A podcast amplifying stories of women, art, and politics
“Makers” is a podcast series featuring six local female artists answering the basic question “Does art have the power to make political change?” The interviewed artists practice a variety of artistic mediums including theater, music, graphic design, dance, and film. In the podcast, each woman speaks of her experiences as a female artist, of her opinions of the legitimacy of political art, and of her position as a woman in a male-dominated political society. We speak about the strength of storytelling, the power of politicians versus artists, and the vulnerability of artistic expression. The research culminates in a podcast product that acts as inspiration and activism for other women while also providing a platform for artists often silenced or underestimated. The driving intentions of my senior project are to answer personal questions I have about the power of art, to glean wisdom from female artists I respect, and to provide a pertinent podcast for anyone who’s contemplated the potential for art to create social movement.
Sustainable Urban Mobility Trip
The inter-disciplinary course will focus on “best practices” in sustainable urban mobility in both the public and private sectors in each of these three countries. The course curriculum includes engagement with faculty at University College London, The University of Manchester, Oxford University, The University of Groningen, and Aalborg University. In addition, students will visit projects highlighting public sector investment in public transit, along with private sector transit-oriented development.