Sustainable Community Development (BA)

Signature Courses
Awakening Citizens to Community Engagement for Beneficial Change
Sustainability,the Environment,and the Arts

Given the urgency of developing a more just, sustainable, and resilient communities, the Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Community Development is designed to give students a home for their personal vision of how to design and implement measures that create or restore communities. The program defines community as humans and all other resident life forms of local ecosystems and the habitats that support all life. Students study the physical environment of their community, the values, practices, and needs of humans who reside there, and the influences of, and access points to, relevant government and private enterprises whose activities affect the well-being of the community.

 

Projects done throughout the program will distill from studies and be designed to address authentic needs in the student’s chosen community. As we work to provide an innovative educational experience that is more relevant and timely than ever, Prescott College offers graduate-level curricula through accelerated master’s degrees in Resilient and Sustainable Communities and Sustainable Food Systems 

 

  • Learners will demonstrate a detailed understanding of holistic (economic, social,environmental, political, and cultural) sustainable community development and inclusive community engagement and planning.
  • Learners will demonstrate decolonizing, inclusive, strengths-based, and collaborative community development practice based in an understanding of smaller urban, rural, northern, First Nation, and Indigenous history, culture,treaties, and legislative frameworks, and community organizational systems.
  • Learners will utilize community economic development tools and business practices (e.g. strategic planning, SWOT analyses, triple-bottom line budgeting,and accounting) to further community development.

 

  • Community Program Director
  • Community Mentor 
  • Sustainability Director
  • Resilience analysts
  • Community Development Directors
  • City Planners
  • Parks and Recreation Officials
  • Planning Commission Members
  • Educators
  • Community Organizers
  • Clergy

 

  • Autobiographical essay
  • Completed Application
  • Current resume
  • Official transcripts
  • Personal statement
Sustainable Community Development (BA) Faculty
Peter Sherman

Peter Sherman

Faculty of Undergraduate Programs

peter.sherman@prescott.edu

Antony Brown

Antony Brown

Associate Faculty of Undergraduate Programs

tony.brown@ecosa.prescott.edu

Laird Christensen

Laird Christensen

Director, MS in Resilient and Sustainable Communities & MS in Environmental Studies

laird.christensen@prescott.edu

Robin Currey

Robin Currey

Faculty of Sustainable Food Systems

robin.currey@prescott.edu

Eleanor Tison

Eleanor Tison

Faculty of Undergraduate Programs

eleanor.tison@prescott.edu

Mark Dailey

Mark Dailey

Faculty of Undergraduate Programs

mark.dailey@prescott.edu

Gretchen Gano

Gretchen Gano

Faculty of Education, MEd, Sustainability Education, Undergraduate Programs

gretchen.gano@prescott.edu