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Undergraduate Sustainable Development Workshop Briefings

Date:December 09, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Alfred J. Lerner Hall, Room 569
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jessica Sotomayor by sending email to .

The Earth Institute, Collumbia College and the School of General Studies are pleased to present the final briefings for the Capstone Workshop in Sustainable Development (SDEV W3280). Come learn about the diverse client-based projects and research sustainable development students conducted abroad this semester.  Students will present their work with the following clients and projects:  NYC Department of Parks & Recreation; and Rockland County Legislature Environmental Committee.

Client: Climate Change and Water Availability in the Nile River Basin
Students have partnered with West Point Academy to conduct an official study on population growth and water availability in the Nile River Basin, funded by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. The client’s end goal is to analyze and prevent potential conflicts driven by water scarcity in the region.

Client: Green Building Council for Sustainable Waterfront Projects
The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA)– in partnership with civic, public, and private partners—would like to create a council to stimulate and incentivize environmentally resilient, ecologically restorative and publicly accessible waterfront development in the New York-New Jersey Harbor and Estuary. Modeled after the Green Building Council, the council will be comprised of developers, real estate representatives, regulators, engineers, ecologists, and civic leaders. It will certify waterfront projects that meet the waterfront design guidelines and related criteria for resiliency from coastal flooding, sea level rise, and wave action while at the same time meeting design criteria for ecological quality and public access.

Client:  The Harlem Green Zone Initiative
West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WEACT) is a community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by assuring that low-income and minority individuals participate in the creation of environmental health and protection policies.

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Photo ID will be required to enter Lerner Hall.

For more information about the Undergraduate program in Sustainable Development, please click SDEV.

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