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Institute for Nature and Culture

Welcome to the Institute for Nature and Culture at DePaul University.
Building on widely respected programs in Environmental Science, Urban Ecology and Public Policy, and reflecting the university's long-standing commitment to the Chicago community, the institute is a response both to what we regard as a crisis of vision and leadership within environmentalism and to the opportunities represented by the emerging disciplines of urban ecology and environmental restoration pioneered in the Chicago metropolitan area.‚Äč