Urban Sustainability residencies are exciting, community-building, intensive educational experiences.
Residencies include face-to-face instruction, field trips, cultural experiences, and public events such as the annual Sustainability Supper and the quarterly Sustainability Sessions that feature key thinkers and actors in the field.
Residencies occur during the first and fourteenth week of each semester. The Week One residencies occur over a six-day period and are held on the AULA campus in Culver City, California. The Week Fourteen residencies last for four days, are held off-site, and include residential accommodations.
Students are required to fully participate in six residencies and to present their Capstone at a seventh.
In the first year of the program, students participate in four residences. (2 six-day and 2 four-day).
In the second year of the program, students are required to attend the two six-day Week One residencies. Second-year students may also choose to participate in any or all of the Week Fourteen residency activities.
Graduating students return to present their final Capstone Project at the residency that follows their completion of the Urban Sustainability program.