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Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management

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Climate Citizen Guide: A Call To Action

Hello #ClimateCitizens!I hope your school year is off to a great start.By now, you may have seen the Tishman Environment and Design Center (TEDC) Climate Citizen Guide, issuing a call to action for New School students to use their strengths in design, policy and social justice to take on climate change. The guide features our Fall 2015 events and highlights sustainability courses taught throughout the University. Many of these courses are taught by TEDC affiliated faculty members. TEDC distributed the guide to hundreds of students during orientation week and hosted several gatherings for students and faculty to come together. Perhaps our ...
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Faculty spotlight: Professor McCandless publishes chapter on “Capacity Development and Resilience”

GPIA Professor Dr. McCandless has a new publication out, co-authored with Frauke de Weijer, that examines key lessons from the last two decades of research and practice on capacity development and applies them to the emerging resilience agenda. Resilience is associated with the capacity of individuals, groups and society as a whole to cope, adapt, and transform in the face of man-made and natural shocks. Resilience has long been used in the areas of food security, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. More recently, it has found its place in the areas of peacebuilding and statebuilding, to capture the essence ...
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Professor Ana Baptista Speaks About Environmental Justice on The Green Hour

Professor Ana Baptista of Milano's Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management program spoke to the radio show the Green Hour on July 13.  She spoke about environmental justice (and injustice) during the program, which focused on the environment and environmental justice in light of Pope Francis' recent call to protect the natural world.  Click here to learn more about Professor Baptista's segment, and here to access the discussion in podcast format.    ...
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Five EPSM Students Named EDF Climate Corps Fellows

We are proud to announce that five students from the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) program have won Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) post-graduate Climate Corps fellowships.  EDF describes these highly selective fellowships as their “premier fellowship program.”  Winners are given an intensive week-long training session, and then placed with organizations to work on customized energy efficiency and management projects.  EDF later convenes program alumni and host organizations in an annual networking event, making the fellowships a true career-building experience.Fellows are chosen after a rigorous selection process, and we are very proud that four EPSM students have won these prestigious fellowships.  ...
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A Tribunal on Failed Governance: Climate Change, Inequality, and Jobless Growth

Back in February 2015 The Milano School hosted a Tribunal on global governance failures regarding increasing levels of social and economic inequality, unequal and jobless economic growth, and climate change. The Tribunal also launched an alliance between the Ford Foundation and the Milano School. The Tribunal shed light on the way that conferences such as Habitat III or International Climate Change Conferences can serve as global intermediaries to increase a city’s capacity and governance structures to operate in their particular urban situation. The Tribunal presented testimonies from affected peoples around the globe, indicting cities and governance for inaction regarding climate change, inequity, and jobless ...
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