Posted by Emily Hart on 2011-03-24
Hugh Floyd, Samford University sociology department chair, was on the program for the Urban Affairs Association Conference March 17-19 in New Orleans. He presented a paper, “Just Sustainability: The Role of Local Governments,” with Christy Camp, a graduate of Samford’s environmental management program in the department of biology.
"Just Sustainability: The Role of Local Governments” examined a national level sample to evaluate decisions of local governments related to establishment of sustainable policies and programs in their communities. The main focus is the inclusion of the local citizenry in the development and implementation of sustainability, “thus giving voice to community members and insuring greater social justice in these venues,” Floyd explained.
Floyd joined the Samford faculty in 1993.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.