Roosevelt Planning Instructor Dudley Onderdonk Appointed to Glencoe Sustainability Working Group

Esteemed city planner Dudley Onderdonk, who teaches SUST 320.

Dudley Onderdonk AICP, LEED Green Assoc., is a nationally recognized urban planner with over thirty years of experience in the development of livable, attractive, healthy and sustainable communities in the mid-west and western United States.  You can read more about his background in this introduction.  This summer, he is teaching the first offering of Roosevelt University’s SUST 320 Sprawl, Transportation, and Planning seminar at our downtown campus.

In addition to teaching Roosevelt students about planning, Dudley Odenkirk continues to use his expertise to make local communities more sustainable.  Recently, he participated in the ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives)-Local Governments for Sustainability training workshop: Sustainability Plans that Work.

This summer Glencoe Village President Scott Feldman appointed Dudley to to the Glencoe Sustainability Working Group, which had its inaugural meeting June 28.  Group chairman Walt Eckenhoff said he’s interested in creating some kind of pilot program in the group’s 18-month life, as well as a clearinghouse for sustainability information, a local sustainability website, and to help eliminate barriers that prevent residents and businesses from moving forward with green projects.

As Dudley engages with local communities, he continues to teach Roosevelt students.  For more information on SUST 320 or any other of our courses, please visit our Sustainability Studies website, call 1-877-277-5978 (1-877-APPLY RU) or email

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