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Dr. Fred A. Forgey

Executive Director, Graduate Programs in Real Estate & Clinical Professor of Real Estate and Sustainability
College of Business & School of Urban and Public Affairs

UT Arlington Faculty

Dr. Fred Forgey is the Executive Director of Graduate Real Estate Programs for the UT Arlington College of Business. Over the past 22 years, he has held faculty positions with the University of Auckland-New Zealand, University of North Texas, Texas Tech University, University of Texas at Austin, and Texas A&M University, where he was the Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Land Development. He has led a variety of sustainable real estate study abroad programs to Australia and New Zealand, has taught in executive MBA programs in Asia and has been a Professor of Real Estate for ORIX Capital Markets. Dr. Forgey’s teaching and research focuses on adaptive re-use and redevelopment initiatives. He has a variety of academic and professional publications appearing in Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, Journal of Property Research, Australian Land Economics Review, Urban Affairs Review, and Growth and Change.

Service Learning Class

SUST 6303 – PhD Service-Learning Colloquium in Sustainability – Review of service-learning methods for achieving sustainability.

Academic Outcomes

  • Integration of Service-Learning within other Disciplines
  • Development of a Sustainability Service-Learning Project
  • Review of Service-Learning Literature associated with Sustainability
  • Selection and Implementation of an Appropriate Methodology for Service-Learning in Sustainability
  • Identification of Further Research for Service-Learning and Sustainability

Service Learning Project

Sustainability Resource Center Proposal

Preparation of detailed proposal for the creation of a Sustainability Resource Center in Downtown Fort Worth in association with the UTA Fort Worth Center and multiple community partners. The UTA/Fort Worth Sustainability Resource Center (UTA/FW SRC) will be a hands-on educational facility for the local community, schools, city officials, and professionals to experience sustainable methods and materials. The SRC will focus on relationships between local community partners and The University at Arlington’s Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability track, as a place for builders, architects, contractors, and developers to observe and learn about the latest green building technologies. The community will use the Center for Sustainability to obtain knowledge regarding green practices that they can implement in their lives, including making their homes more energy efficient. The Sustainability Resource Center will also host field trips for pre-kindergarten through college level students educating them as to the importance of being green, and on the latest sustainable practices. The UTA/FW SRC will be a self-sufficient, non-profit entity that will provide on-going educational opportunities, where Sustainability focused graduate students will staff the facility and provide guidance to visitors.

Teams and responsibilities and Partners

Multiple community partners are to be determined as the proposal is fully developed and implemented.

Product/Result: (Grant/Brochure/Celebration/Student Reflection/etc.)

The proposal for the Sustainability Resource Center is the product of the students enrolled in the course.