Robert Summers, Phd, MA, BA, MCIP, RPP

Faculty Service Officer, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin
Academic Dir Sustainability, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - ALES Sustainability Council

Contact

Faculty Service Officer, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin
Email
robert.summers@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-0342
Address
3-90 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4

Academic Dir Sustainability, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - ALES Sustainability Council
Email
robert.summers@ualberta.ca

Overview

Research

Research Areas

  • Collective Action and Cultural Institutions and their Evolution
  • Environmental Governance/Policy (focused on behaviour and institutions)
  • Rural Water Supply Issues in Canada and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Community Development (social capital, sense of place, effectiveness and efficiency of local institutions) in both developed and developing world applications

Courses

HGEO 250 - Sustainable Development and Environmental Management

An introduction to sustainable development approaches to dealing with environmental issues. Prerequisite: Any *3 course. Not available for students with credit in HGP 250 or SUST 201.


PLAN 412 - Finance for Planners

An introduction to municipal finances and the development process as it relates to the Planning profession. Prerequisite: ECON 101. Not available for students with credit in HGP 412. Restricted to Planning Major and Planning Specialization students.


PLAN 512 - Advanced Finance for Planners

An introduction to municipal finances and the development process as it relates to the planning profession. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.


SUST 201 - Introduction to Sustainability

An introduction to the history of sustainability as a concept, contemporary sustainability issues, and the diverse perspectives that disciplines and professions take on while approaching sustainability. Not available to students with credit in HGP 250 or HGEO 250.


SUST 410 - Directed Study in Sustainability

Directed research or study in an area of sustainability defined by the student and a supervising instructor. May be used to fill the integrative project requirement of the Certificate in Sustainability. Registration requires approval of the Sustainability Council Office.


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