The UCCS Office of Sustainability unites the efforts of faculty, staff and students to support development and lifestyles on campus and in the community that sustain natural resources and protect the environment, ultimately ensuring the ability of future generations to meet their needs too.

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UCCS Office of Sustainability
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
CSB 230
Colorado Springs CO 80918
sustain@uccs.edu
Telephone: 719.255.3089

The Office of Sustainability is a department of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

Research

Research at UCCS
UCCS' "Vision" is to provide unsurpassed, student-centered teaching and learning and outstanding research and creative work that serve our community, state, and nation, and result in our recognition as the premier comprehensive, regional research university in the United States. One of the areas that UCCS faculty and staff perform research in is sustainability.

Recently published research on sustainability topics by UCCS faculty:

  • Harner, John and Frank Kinder 2011: Placelessness in a Deregulated City: University Village in Colorado Springs, Urban Geography Vol 32, pp. 730-755.

  • Finnegan, Carol, Eric M. Olson and Stanley F. Slater. 2009: It's More Than Just Green to Be KEEN, Marketing Management Vol 19, March/April 2009.

  • French, Monique L. 2008: Improving sustainability through effective reuse of product returns: minimizing waste in a batch blending process environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol 16, Issue 15, October 2008.

  • Greenwood, Daphne and Richard P.F. Holt. April 2010: Local Economic Development in the 21st Century: Quality of Life and Sustainability. New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc. Cloth ISBN: 978-0-7656-2093-4. Paper ISBN: 978-0-7656-2094-1.

  • Greenwood, Daphne and Richard P.F. Holt. June 2008: Institutional and Ecological Economics: Technology and Institutions in Economic Development, Journal of Economic Issues 42: 445-452.

  • Harner, John P. 2007: Globalization of Food Retailing in Guadalajara, Mexico: Changes in Access Equity and Social Engagement,Journal of Latin American Geography 6(2):33-53.

  • Doyle, Martin W., Emily H. Stanley, David G. Havlick, Mark J. Kaiser, George Steinback, William L. Graf, Gerald E. Galloway, and J. Adam Riggsbee. 18 January 2008: Aging Infrastructure and Ecosystem Restoration, Science 319: 286-287.

  • Havlick, David G. 2007: Logics of Change for Military-to-Wildlife Conversions in the United States, GeoJournal 69: 151-164.

  • Hill, Christopher V. 2008: South Asia: An Environmental History. Santa Barbara and Oxford: ABC-CLIO.

  • Quinn, Laura and Dalton, M. 2009: Leading for Sustainability: Implementing the Tasks of Leadership, Corporate Governance 9(1).

  • Warner, Kee 2003: Promoting Urban Sustainability As A Colorado Quality in Colorado´s Future: Meeting the Needs of a Changing State. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

  • Warner, Kee 2002: Linking Local Sustainability Initiatives with Environmental Justice, Local Environment 7(1):35-47.

  • Agyeman, Julian and Warner, Kee. 2002: Putting ´Just Sustainability´ into Place: From Paradigm to Practice, Policy Management Review 2 (1): 8-40.

Recent master's theses on sustainability topics by UCCS graduate students:

  • Gilford, Kevin 2011: Advancing Sustainability in Higher Education: A Case Study Aligning STARS with the Values of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Master's Thesis, UCCS Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Colorado Springs, CO. Available in Kraemer Library, call number: LD1174.5 .G53 2011. Download here.

  • Kinder, Frank 2008: The Breakdown in Sustainable Development in Colorado Springs: University Village in North Nevada Avenue Urban Renewal. Master's Thesis, UCCS Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Colorado Springs, CO. Available in Kraemer Library, call number: LD1174.5 .K543 2008.

  • Hotop, Cindy 2007: The Family Farm as a Community Resource: A Case Study of the Venetucci Farm. Master's Thesis, UCCS Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Colorado Springs, CO. Available in Kraemer Library, call number: LD1174.5 .H686 2007

  • Knapp, Kevin 2007: A Web-Based GIS Application for Calculating Impacts of Land Use Change Using Sustainable Development Indicators in Gauadalajaara, Mexico. Master's Thesis, UCCS Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Colorado Springs, CO. Available in Kraemer Library, call number:LD1174.5 .K58 2007

  • Kogan, Linda 2004: Measuring Institutional Sustainability: The Ecological Footprint of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Master's Thesis, UCCS Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Colorado Springs, CO. Available in Kraemer Library, call number: LD1174.5 .K6325 2004. Download here.

  • Haefner, Lori Nicholson 2003: Commodification of Place: Boosters, the Growth Machine, and the Built Landscape of Northwest Colorado Springs. Master's Thesis, UCCS Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Colorado Springs, CO. Available in Kraemer Library, call number LD1174.5 .H324 2003