Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management

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EPSM Graduate Capstone Projects

 

 

Disrupt Climate Injustice: A Conversation with Jainey Bavishi and Michelle DePass

      MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2018 AT 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM  Bob & Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, Rm: UL105, Uni. Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003   Join us as The New School kicks off a week-long, university-wide curriculum disruption, interrupting "business as usual" and turning our attention to climate change and its implications, particularly the unequal and devastating impacts on the most vulnerable and least responsible communities around the globe. Jainey Bavishi, Director of the NYC Office of Recovery and Resiliency, joins Michelle DePass, Director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center and Dean of the Milano School of International ...

Design, Justice & Zero Waste: Exploring Pathways to the Circular Economy

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018 AT 8:30 AM Starr Foundation Hall, Rm: UL102, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003 The Tishman Environment and Design Center and GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) invite you to join us at Design, Justice & Zero Waste: Exploring Pathways to a Circular Economy conference and research collaborative. You will be part of a discussion with a global audience of innovative and creative eco-minded collaborators including practitioners, researchers, advocates and activists. As the world’s population increasingly urbanizes and the climate crisis worsens, the global economy risks breaching planetary boundaries with potentially catastrophic consequences if we continue to produce and ...

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The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy presents: EPSM Environmental Justice Tour Together with the Ironbound Community Corp's Environmental Justice Organizer and EPSM Professor Ana Baptista will cover the environmental and industrial history of Newark's Ironbound neighborhood. The tour will review the social, political and environmental history of Newark's development with particular attention to the racial and ethnic dynamics of the city's changing demographics and landscape. The tour will take participants through the Seaports of Newark and Elizabeth (3rd largest seaport in the US) and discuss the health, environmental and economic impacts of global goods movement. In ...

Spring 2018 Speaker Series: Professor John Clinton

The EPSM program presents its first guest of the Spring 2018 speaker series, Visiting Professor John Clinton, who will give a talk titled, “Leveraging "We Are Still In": A National Climate Change Network”. The Leveraging We Are Still In network includes 40+ faculty and administrators from diverse disciplines at some 30 institutions. "Leveraging" builds on the momentum generated when U.S. federal authorities withdrew from the Paris climate accord, and in response hundreds of university presidents joined state/local government and business leaders to declare, “We Are Still In.” The Leveraging network underscores climate justice, conducts resource exchanges, and amplifies community-level approaches, while ...

The People’s Hearing on the Repeal of the Clean Power Plan

New Yorkers Assemble at The New School for The People’s Hearing on the Repeal of the Clean Power Plan: On October 16th, 2017, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt declared the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to repeal the nation-wide Clean Power Plan. This was a predictable yet concerning attack on environmental regulations from a man who sued the EPA thirteen times before being appointed to its top leadership position. Proponents of the Clean Power Plan were disturbed by the EPA’s plan to hold its only hearing in Charleston, West Virginia, a state notoriously referred to as “coal country.” To ensure New Yorkers ...

Spring 2018: EPSM Information Sessions and Webinars

For Prospective Students: Join us at the upcoming Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) and Sustainable Strategies Certificate information sessions at the Milano Open House. These events are an opportunity for people to find out if The New School’s programs are right for them, and for us to learn more about what prospective students today are looking for in graduate and certificate programs.  Pdg version: EPSM Info Flyer_SP18 RSVP to the EPSM Webinar: February 15th, March 28th , April 12th, May 12th Apply Priority Deadline for Fall 2018: January 15, 2018 Apply Second Priority Deadline for Fall 2018: May 5, 2018 For more ...

NYC Taking a Stance to Fight Climate Change

New York City Mayor, Bill De Blasio, has committed to sue oil companies for knowing their knowledge of the effects of fossil fuels and withholding that information that lead to a great deal of damage in New York. In addition to this De Blasio vowed to divest $5 billion dollars from specific companies in the fossil fuel industry. The oil companies are ready to fight back with the notion that reducing greenhouse gas emissions has to be done globally and this lawsuit will not help fight climate change. A senior lawyer at Natural Defense Fund Council has a different opinion ...

New Spring 2018 EPSM Courses

NEPS 5013: URBAN ENERGY TRANSITIONS (CRN 6455)      Can transitions to more just and sustainable urban energy regimes be purposefully steered? What lowcarbon alternatives exist and what role can local communities play in normalizing them? This course offers an introduction to renewable energy systems and uses transition theories to investigate and learn from past and ongoing socio-technical innovations. Students will become familiar with transition management frameworks and use them to explore transition cases in the domains of solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, biofuels, and hydropower energy systems, among others. The role of everyday social practices and consumption will also be critically examined through transition cases in urban transportation, housing, ...

John Clinton Joins Milano Faculty, Spring 2018

John Clinton received a BA at The University of Michigan (magna cum laude; high honors in history); a master's degree at Northwestern University; and a PhD at Fordham University. He has served as corporation senior consultant on social responsibility at MetLife; senior vice president of the NGO Lighthouse International; and as an administrator at New York University, Fordham University, and Hartwick College. He has been a consultant and adviser to foundations, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and higher education institutions, including the Ford and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations; the World Health Organization Global Program on AIDS; and the College Board, and has ...

EPSM Student Spotlight: Apoorva Muthukumar Interning at the UNCCCOP

           Apoorva Muthukumar is currently interning at the United Nations Climate Change at the Communications and Outreach Programme. She works in two of the teams, one is an initiative by the UNFCCC, called Momentum for Change which showcases a light on climate action from non-party stakeholders and the private sector. They have five pillars for their projects, Women for Results, ICT Solutions, Finance for climate friendly investment, Planetary Health and  Climate Neutral Now. For which, she’s working on their social media, their website updates for their Lighthouse activities 2017 awards launch and all the upcoming activities and events ...
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