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Preserving Informal Greenspaces As An Urban Greening Strategy

By: Nicole Pham-Quan The discourse around urban greenspaces and its delivered benefits are often centered around municipal parks and gardens, which are constituted as formal greenspaces. However, the preservation of informal greenspaces (IGS) must be included in urban greening strategies for their ecological, social, and equity-enhancing sustainability gains. Sikorska et al. define IGS as unmanagedContinue reading “Preserving Informal Greenspaces As An Urban Greening Strategy”

A Step in the Right Direction: The University of Vermont’s Sustainability Requirement

By: Nicole Pham-Quan Note from the Author In my first year, I was enrolled in the Faculty of Arts, but once I recognized the lack of interdisciplinary focus between the social sciences and sustainable development, I transferred to the School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability. In my first year, I took a sociology course calledContinue reading “A Step in the Right Direction: The University of Vermont’s Sustainability Requirement”