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Global Sustainable Urban Land Redevelopment and Brownfield Regeneration

​​​​​​​​​​Project Summary: 

  • This GLE project between students at DePaul University, Metropolitan College of Athens and Politecnico di Torino brought students interested in urban planning and architecture together with students interested in sustainable and brownfield redevelopment.  The DePaul course, an applied course in brownfield redevelopment, focused on field applications, regulations, and policy approaches used by EPA, ATSDR and other local agencies. The students collaborated on a redevelopment project of an ancient urban land in Athens. Another component of the course involved a simulation game developed by Harvard University, which focused on the negative impacts of remediation from a brownfields site to a nearby local community that is not impacted by the consequences of gentrification.​

Project Length:​​ 

  • 8 weeks​

Technology Tool​s Used: 

  • Doodley
  • VoiceThread
  • D2L
  • Green Screen lectures
  • Virtual Reality lectures
  • ​Zoom
  • WhatsApp
  • Email​

 Interaction Mode: 

  • ​​​​​Asynchronous​​

Learning Outco​mes:

  • ​​Students learned respect for others and from the perspectives of others different from themselves.
  • Students gained knowledge to become stewards of global resources for a sustainable future.​


Kelly Tzoumis

faculty name

Institution: DePaul University
Discipline: Public Policy Studies
Course name: Sustainable Land Revitalization and Brownfield Policy

Elena Douvlou

faculty name

Institution: Metropolitan College of Athens
Discipline:Architecture and Urban Planning
Course name: Architecture and Urbanism

Marco Santangelo

faculty name

Institution: Politecnico di Torino
Discipline: Regional and Urban Studies and Planning
Course name: Global Urban Geographies

Partner Institutions

DePaul University
Chicago, IL, United States

Politecnico di Torino
Torino, Italy


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