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.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.