The Graham Sustainability Institute helps to bring challenging, new, interdisciplinary courses about environmental-sustainability subject matter to the University of Michigan (U-M). For example, in the recent past, the Graham Institute orchestrated and sponsored the following cross-disciplinary courses at U-M:
- Ecological Design Approaches to Brownfield Redevelopment (NRE/UP 576): This graduate-level course featured hands-on learning an analysis of a brownfield development sites in Stamford, CT.
- Sustainable Urban Environments: An Interdisciplinary Approach (CEE 980): This graduate-level course gave students an unprecedented opportunity to work with leading practitioners of brownfield remediation and redevelopment by investigating a site in Chicago, IL.
- Sustainable Energy Development in South America (CEE490): This class focused on the pressing need of the Chilean government to ensure adequate future energy supplies, specifically examining proposed hydropower projects in Patagonia. Students investigated the geographical, cultural, political, and economic settings in Chile relevant to hydropower and the Patagonian region.