Sustainable Institutes of Higher Education and their Metropolitan Statistical Areas: Is there a Correlation?

By Lisa London, Brant Mullen and Jason Glater.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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This paper seeks to explore if and where there is a correlation with regard to sustainability within a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the institutes of higher education (IHE)–colleges & universities–within that area. The MSA data, secondary in nature, was collected by Dr. Andrew Schiller utilizing the 2000 Census. Data regarding the IHE comes from The College Sustainability Report Card. The methodologies used focused on stratifying the data and ranking the schools using grades “A” through “D”–with “A” being the highest and “D” being the lowest. Furthermore, this paper suggests that the deployment of social capital within the respective regions will result in high levels of sustainability for both the school and its respective region. Ultimately, this paper seeks to shine a light on the exceptional correlations and striking divergences between the sustainability of the MSA and IHE performance. By such study, future areas of research to explain this dynamic can be identified.

Keywords: Institutes of Higher Education, Universities, Colleges, MSAs, Sustainability

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp.95-104. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 808.395KB).

Lisa London

Executive Director and PhD Candidate, The Division for Enterprise Development, The School of Urban and Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA

Lisa London holds a Bachelor Degree in Math and Science and a Master of Divinity Degree. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Division for Enterprise Development at The University of Texas at Arlington and is pursuing a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy with a specialty in sustainability.

Brant Mullen

PhD Candidate, The School of Urban and Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Arlington, Lewisville, TX, USA

Brant Mullen is a PhD candidate in the School of Urban and Public Affairs and is currently in his final semester of earning an M.S. in Real Estate, both at the University of Texas at Arlington. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. Brant has six years professional architectural experience and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Jason Glater

PhD Candidate, The School of Urban and Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Arlington, Plano, TX, USA

Jason Glater holds a Bachelor Degree in Applied Arts and Sciences from the University of North Texas and a Master of Science Degree in Real Estate from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has been involved in all aspects of mortgage banking in the last 10 years and is currently completing a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy with a focus on Sustainable Development at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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