Sustainability

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Contemplating Green Infrastructure in Blue Island, Illinois

Students embark on a field trip to learn about flooding and the challenges of urban resiliency in Chicago and Blue Island, Illinois.

by |October 19, 2017
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3 Uses for OpenLandContracts.org

Kaitlin Cordes from the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment shares some of the ways she uses this repository of investor-state contracts.

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Diversity, Tolerance, and Success in the Global Economy

Though Trump’s America doesn’t recognize the value of diversity, New York City views maintaining economic, racial, national and ethnic diversity as an important goal and matter of public policy.

by |October 16, 2017
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Why There’s Hope for a Sustainable Future

The Earth Institute’s Steve Cohen explains why he’s optimistic about renewable energy, despite the current political climate.

by |October 13, 2017
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How Climate Change Will Impact Investors

A new report explores how advances in climate science can inform near-term investments in the global economy.

by |October 11, 2017
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Trump Cannot Stop the Transition to Environmental Sustainability

Trump cannot stop the attention most of us are paying to environmental sustainability, and I remain confident that the transition to a renewable resource-based economy has begun.

by |October 9, 2017
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Student Plans to Transform Urban Farming

Alexander Rudnicki is earning a master’s in Environmental Science and Policy in order to shape the future of the burgeoning urban agriculture industry.

by |October 6, 2017
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Reflecting on OpenLandContracts.org’s First Two Years

Kaitlin Cordes from the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment looks back at the progress made by the repository of land investment contracts—and looks ahead to the challenges that await.

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Puerto Rico’s Peril and Potential

The federal response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was far too slow and small to deal with the massive scale of the disaster, but the future potential for Puerto Rico could be achieved by constructing a more resilient, storm-resistant built environment.

by |October 2, 2017
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Lorenzo Cotula and Thierry Berger On Transparency around Land Investment Contracts

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) spoke with Lorenzo Cotula and Thierry Berger about OpenLandContracts.org, the challenges and opportunities stakeholders face in promoting greater transparency around land investments, and how effective use of disclosed information can be promoted.