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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)

Conservation and Development for Social-Environmental Sustainability and Wellbeing

Course Code: ENVS 4810A
Course Date: August 9, 2022 to August 18, 2022
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.

 

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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