On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 5-7, M.S. in Sustainability Management students in Professor Lynnette Widder’s SUMA K4162: Responsibility and Resilience in the Built Environment ventured across the East River to complete an interdisciplinary workshop at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The workshop was organized by Professor Widder in collaboration with the Departments of Architecture of the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany and the Rhode Island School of Design.
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Columbia University’s Earth Institute and the School of Continuing Education are proud to announce the launch of the Professional Certification in Sustainability Analytics program–designed to formally train managers in specific quantitative and technical skills central to practicing sustainability.
The Sustainability Management Capstone Workshop group chronicles their last days in Jordan and the next steps for their project on behalf of the King Abdullah II Center for Excellence (KACFE).
In Episode 2 of their travel journal, students are keeping busy with 18 meetings scheduled with several key stakeholders varying from ministries to international development organizations to a key sustainability consultant in the region. In addition to their fieldwork, students have taken the opportunity to see some of the great sights Amman has to offer.
This week, students in the Master of Science in Sustainability Management program (MSSM)’s Integrative Capstone Workshop course traveled to Jordan to meet with representatives from the King Abdullah II Center for Excellence (KACFE). This is the first in a series of travel journal episodes about their experience in Jordan.
He wants to change his industrial hometown in Jordan and return with sustainable development best practices from the M.S. in Sustainability Management Program. Mohammad Al Amoush, the recipient of the Sustainable Development Fellowship from King Abdullah II Fund for Development, administered by the Institute for Sustainable Development Practice in Jordan, discusses his experience as a new full-time student in the graduate program.
Students in the Master of Science in Sustainability Management presented final briefs for their Capstone Workshop projects to fellow students and program faculty on December 6, and then delivered client recommendations. Speaking about students’ Workshop project for the City of Philadelphia, Faculty Advisor George Sarrinikolaou said, “By the end of the project, the students had experienced first-hand the complexity that urban sustainability managers face in preparing their cities for climate change.”
The Sustainability Management program’s newly developed courses for Spring 2012, The Science of Urban Ecology and Sustainable Cities, focus on innovative solutions to the sustainability challenges facing the world’s rapidly growing urban centers, from issues of land use and biodiversity to congestion management and climate adaptation policies.
From the classroom to the conference room, Sustainability Management students are applying the skills they learn throughout their coursework to projects for real world clients. The Capstone Workshop is the culmination of their graduate degree requirements and the launching point for their careers as professional sustainability managers. The student workshop groups presented midterm briefings to their fellow students and faculty advisors on Tuesday, October 18.