Urban Planning and Sustainability Project – UPSP
Professor Euripedes De Oliveira email@example.com
In 2009 the U.S. Department of Education awarded a four-year grant Fund to Improve Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE)/U.S.-Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program to the “Urban Planning and Sustainability Project – UPSP”. The UPSP consists of an international partnership between California State University, Northridge (CSUN/US), University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMass/US), and the Federal University of Goiás (UFG/BR), and Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU/BR).
The major goals of the UPSP include:
A total of 16 U.S. students will receive mobility stipend of US$4,000 to spend a semester studying urban planning related topics in the Federal University of Goiás or in the Federal University of Uberlândia. An additional $1,000 stipend will be awarded to U.S. students to cover language preparation. The first group of exchange students took place in Fall 10, and additional groups of students will be traveling subsequently in Fall 11 and Fall 12.
Under the supervision of U.S. and Brazilian project directors and faculty the students will focus their study abroad in urban planning and sustainability by examining subjects including transportation, environmental policy, comprehensive planning, energy and technology, housing and urban life quality, and urban migration. The project will offer students the opportunity to advance language learning while experiencing U.S. and Brazilian cultures. Additionally, students will engage in a network of U.S. and Brazilian student associations, and discuss sustainability in university environments.
Euripedes De Oliveira, MUP, MLAS
U.S. Principal Investigator & CSUN Project Director
João Batista de Oliveira, PhD
Brazil Principal Investigator & UFG Project Director
Peter Kumble, PhD
UMass Project Director
Samuel do Carmo Lima, PhD