Through the UEP department, students develop skills of policy analysis, applied research, organizing and leadership, and issue advocacy that are necessary for bringing about social change.
Occidental's Urban and Environmental Policy (UEP) is an interdisciplinary program for students who want to change the world. It combines politics, planning, environmental policy, public health, urban studies, economics, sociology, and other disciplinary approaches. The UEP program recognizes that "urban" and "environmental" are very much interconnected and that issues of economic and environmental justice are integrally linked to where and how we live, work, play, eat, and go to school. Topics covered in the program include housing and community development, public health, land use and transportation, environmental health, food and resource issues, education, environmental justice, immigration, climate change, air and water quality, water and energy supply, poverty and social welfare, criminal justice, race and gender and class relations, globalization, and other topics at the local, state, national and international levels. Read more.
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