Minor in Sustainable Built Environments

The Sustainable Built Environments program is seeking students who have a passion for sustainability and a desire to make a difference. 

If you are looking for a minor that will strengthen your understanding of sustainable design and planning and provide practical skills, consider the Minor in Sustainable Built Environments!

The Minor in Sustainable Built Environments curriculum consists of seven courses (18 credit hours) and is available in both Main Campus and University of Arizona Online formats. The minor core provides a theoretical and applied foundation in sustainable design and planning, preparing you for advanced elective courses of your choice that align with your academic and career aspirations.

For more information on declaring the Minor in Sustainable Built Environments, please email Sean Kramer, Student Academic Success Specialist, Sustainable Built Environments.

From The Studio
UArizona's Wilma at UPC-Lima

CAPLA Partners with UPC Lima to Launch Global Microcampus Program in Sustainable Built Environments

Classes convened for CAPLA’s first microcampus program on March 26, 2020, a unique marrying of UArizona’s BS in Sustainable Built Environments with UPC’s Bachelor of Architecture.

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CAPLA Faculty Lead Efforts to Move Design and Studio Courses Online

With all Arizona courses being taught fully online for the remainder of the semester, some faculty members are preparing for a first-time venture. CAPLA faculty quickly came up with a plan to give colleagues a virtual hand.

Ladd Keith and Doug Parsons talk during America Adapts Podcast

Planning Professor Ladd Keith Discusses Extreme Heat and Climate Change on America Adapts Podcast

Assistant Professor of Planning Ladd Keith was featured on America Adapts: The Climate Change Podcast.

Amy Webb named CAPLA’s First Recent Alumna of the Year

Amy Webb was named CAPLA's first Recent Alumna of the Year at this year's homecoming reception. Amy received her Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments in 2015 and a Master of Landscape Architecture in 2018. Amy is a Landscape Architect at Norris Design based in Tucson and has maintained meaningful ties with the CAPLA Community.

Students Evaluate Innovative Complete Streets Project in Tucson

In fall 2018, students in Arlie Adkins Transportation Planning Class worked with the City of Tucson and Living Streets Alliance to transform a dangerous car-centric intersection north of Downtown Tucson into a pedestrian friendly community hub.

Rachel LaMantia

Alumni Profile | Rachel LaMantia (SBE '14, MS.Arch '16)

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments and Master of Science in Architecture graduate Rachel LaMantia tried a number of programs at the University of Arizona before finding the SBE program, which kick-started her education and launched her career.

Our world-class faculty bring a wide breadth and depth of expertise and experience in built environment policy and design. They are leaders in their fields and create interdisciplinary and collaborative learning environments. 

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