Committee on Environment, Geography and Urbanization

Division of Social Sciences, The University of Chicago

Based in the Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago, the Committee on Environment, Geography and Urbanization (CEGU) is an interdisciplinary platform for critical thinking, advanced research, and innovative pedagogy on the societal and spatial dimensions of climate change, biodiversity loss, and other kinds of environmental transformation.

Key fields of research and pedagogy include urban environmental studies and sustainable urbanism; energy histories and geographies; environmental humanities; spatial and environmental media; environmental policy, design and practice; and community engagement.

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Cover of Expositions Magazine, Issue #4, showing a low-angle photo of cabbages in the foreground with a house and blue cloudy sky in the background

photos from the May 2023 CEGU Book Event, Scarcity: A History from the Origins of Capitalism to the Climate Crisis

photos from the 2023 CEGU conference, Environmental Emergencies, Emergent Environments