The Capstone is a year-long comprehensive project in which students apply their integrated learning of social, economic, and scientific perspectives through the overarching lens of natural systems thinking. Through their Capstone Project, students demonstrate the habits of mind, breadth of knowledge, practitioner skills, and social justice perspective that comprise the mission of the Urban Sustainability program.

The Capstone seminar ensures that students remain connected, receive feedback from their mentors and peers, and benefit from the wisdom of a larger community.

Through the Capstone process, students:

  • Identify and address an urban place-based question, problem, or initiative
  • Work under the mentorship of a faculty member or community expert
  • Design, create, record, and report on the processes of a significant project or research effort