Sustainable SURP advocates for sustainability-focused courses at the school, and encourages student research on environmental, economic and social issues. Nurturing sustainability in our department through academics is a critical step in supporting students, staff, faculty and alumni to become leaders in the field of urban planning. Research opportunities will spark innovative solutions to difficult sustainability challenges in our urban and regional environments. Our vision of academic enrichment and outreach will stand on the shoulders of giants using best practices from other organizations and institutions. Combining our change-making spirit with these academic best practices will steer the school’s courses and curricula toward sustainability.