Privatization is seen by some as a way of rebuilding America’s infrastructure more efficiently than public sector reconstruction, but experience with privatization is mixed. Sometimes it works well; sometimes it doesn’t.
If you had the experience of hearing Leon Billings teach and tell stories, it is hard to believe his voice is no longer with us. He was a great American and an important figure in American environmental history.
Once infrastructure decisions are made, they are locked in place, often for decades, sometimes for centuries. Recognizing this fact, there is an urgency to think in new ways, rather than simply stick with established practices and systems.
Join us for a symposium on Lessons of Climate Resilience in New York City this Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 6-7:15 p.m. in Low Library on the Columbia University campus.
“Beyond doubt the large question facing New York housing production today has to do with a market that can not provide for the half of our households that are low income.”
The human footprint continues to expand, with three quarters of earth’s land surface now experiencing measurable pressures from buildings, roads, crops, pastures and other human structures and activities, according to a new report. But the report also finds an encouraging trend: In recent years, growth in the footprint has lagged far behind population and economic growth.
Read about new MSSM Faculty member Carter Strickland, and how he will bring his expertise in sustainability and environmental policy to the classroom in fall 2016 with a new course: Environmental Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities.
This week climate scientists from the United States and Europe will join with officials from government and international agencies at Columbia to share knowledge about climate change and strategies for adaptation in North America and the Caribbean.
For most people, home is where you feel the safest. In this post, Kaori Yoshida discusses women’s safety in cities through reflecting on topics of community building, root shock and gentrification.
Julia Nethero explores the shortcomings of urban low-income housing, which fall particularly on women who are responsible for the household’s well being, and how participatory design and management ameliorate those challenges.