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Engaging students and community in urban environmental sustainability: CommUniverCity San José
- Nixon, Hilary, Salazar, Dayana
- Current opinion in environmental sustainability 2015 v.17 pp. 1-9
- cities, environmental sustainability, issues and policy, students, universities, urban areas, United States
- Critical components for achieving urban environmental sustainability are the collaborations between urban universities and their surrounding communities. This paper critically examines CommUniverCity San José, a unique multidimensional partnership driven by community priorities, through the lens of two, highly successful, long-term projects that have resulted in significant positive change in the urban environment both in terms of the direct, tangible impact on the local community, as well as broader policy change in one of the largest cities in the U.S.