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Conservation and Development for Social-Environmental Sustainability and Wellbeing (ENVS 4810A)

Conservation and Development for Social-Environmental Sustainability and Wellbeing (ENVS 4810A)

Course Code: ENVS 4810A
Course Date: July 4, 2024 to July 13, 2024
Course Instructor: Felipe Montoya
 

Course Description

In the current times, characterized by innumerable social-environmental crises, it is necessary to explore initiatives that contribute elements to possible solutions. Costa Rica has been considered an international beacon of “Sustainable Development,” partly because of a number of arguably successful social and environmental initiatives. In this course we will engage directly with a diversity of initiatives in Costa Rica at different scales (State, Indigenous Territory, Rural Community, Family Farm, Co-operative, NGO, Grassroots Organization, Local Business, among others) that attempt to bring together elements of environmental conservation and social-economic development in order to achieve improved wellbeing and sustainability. These cases will provide material for discussion and analysis through diverse epistemological lenses, to provide students with a more informed, critical and inspired theoretical approach and praxis to urgent social-environmental issues.

Course Gallery

Summer 2022

The course ran from May 24 to June 2, 2022. The instructor was Dr. Felipe Montoya from Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change.

Summer 2019

The course ran from June 22-30, 2019. The instructor was Dr. Felipe Montoya from Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change. Photos courtesy of Muhammad Yasir.

Summer 2017

The course ran from May 19-22, 26-29 and 2-5, 2017. The instructor was Dr. Felipe Montoya from Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change.

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