EPSM Capstone Projects 2015-2016

Advanced Seminar in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM)

The Advanced Seminar provides students a capstone experience, typically during the final semester of enrollment in the EPSM Program. The purpose of the seminar is to provide students a culminating, research-based experience through an individual research project and to afford the opportunity to each student to reflect upon and discuss the curricular and extra-curricular dimensions of their graduate education in a manner that encourages an integrative approach to that experience.

Best Paper Award 2015-2016

Long-term Affordability for Water and Housing: A Case Study in Affordable Housing and Water Tariffs for New York City

Charlotte Belle


Capstone Projects 2015-2016

High and Dry: Colorado’s Water Plan

Client: Colorado Governor’s Office

Jessica Hernreich


Organic Waste Collection – Cypress Hills Brooklyn

Jose L. Diaz


Impacts of Interactions Between Solar Companies and Utilities

Client: Sunrun

Matt Kalick


Adaptation to Water Stress in the Upper East Region of Ghana

Client: RISE Ghana

Glen Carswell


Parley for the Oceans – Social Media Assessment

Client: Parley for the Oceans

Chelsea Hyon


Improving Drinking Water and Sanitation Services in Buenos Aires’ Poor Communities

Client: AySA

Annel Cabrera


WakaWaka’s Sustainability Roadmap

Client: WakaWaka

Debbie Im

Gender, Climate Change, and Urban Environmental Sustainability in the Developed World

Client: Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)

Sarah Milner-Barry


The Institutionalization of Socio-Ecological and Climate Change Resiliency

Client:  RPA

Christopher Beck


Is Rooftop Agriculture in New York City Conducive to Food Justice?

Michaela Doughty


Laudato Si, The Ecological Crisis and Judeo-Christian Intellectual History: The call has been made but where is the flock?

Amanda Eckert


Retrofitting Government Funding: The Failure to Deliver Energy Efficiency to the Urban Poor

Client: El Puente: Leaders for Peace and Justice

Erin Horleman


Feasibility of Distributed Generation in New York State: An Analysis of the East Bronx Healthcare Microgrid

Client: Gotham 360, LLC

Colin Keegan


Institutionalization at the Local Level: Investigating best practices for institutionalizing resilience offices within the 100 Resilient Cities’ network

Client: 100 Resilient Cities

Anna Marandi


Necessary Political and Economic Framework in Argentina to Make Solar PV Systems Attractive for Organizations

Laura Marincola


Bridging the Gap: Assessing the Influence of Environment-Based Education on Minority STEM Interest

Client: Barack Obama Green Charter High School

Alexandria McBride


Environmental Limitations and Problems of Newark, New Jersey

Client: Newark Environmental Commission

Jacqueline Mitchell


A Visual Voice: The Role of Cartography in Understanding Climate Change Vulnerabilities

Lindsay O’Neill-Caffrey


Measuring Institutional Resilience in Ethiopia

Danielle Robinson


Analysis of Guyana’s REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF)

Client: Guyana Permanent Mission to the United Nations

Christine Samwaroo


California Vineyard Water Usage in Response to the Drought

Amber Sass


Managing New York State’s water resources in the face of uncertainty: a framework to assess the existence of resilient, adaptive water governance at the state level

Annabelle Vinois