Building Blocks for Sustainability: Columbia University schedules March 8 online panel discussion

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Columbia University’s M.S. in Construction Administration has scheduled a March 8 online panel discussion about sustainability challenges.

Building Blocks for Sustainability focuses on “the holistic perspectives and interdisciplinary conversations that explore the ideas and building blocks of delivering a more sustainable and equitable built environment.

“Metropolitan regions are characterized by their complex reciprocities between technology and people, nature and culture, with incoming and outgoing flows of energy, water, resources, and materials. They account for 70% of global GDP and an even larger share of GHG emissions and waste.

“New technology, reconfigured supply chains, transportation networks, architectural and engineering solutions, and other trends are changing how we think about sustainability and climate change adaptation at strategic and local levels. Today, more than ever, there is a demand to treat sustainability as a significant and strategic value driver that ensures the needs of the present without compromising the security and prosperity of future generations.”

Steven A. Cohen, senior vice-dean, School of Professional Studies; Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs will provide an introduction. Panelists include: Carolyn Caranante, Lecturer, M.S. in Construction Administration, School of Professional Studies; Project Manager, Tishman Construction;  David S. Goldberg, Lamont Research Professor, Marine Geology & Geophysics, and Marine/Large Programs Associate Director, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute; Lecturer, M.S. in Sustainability Science, School of Professional Studies, and Shaun Hoyte, Sustainability Management Program Manager, Con Edison; vice-president, SPS Alumni Association

Axios managing editor Alison Snyder is the moderator.

You can register for the online event at this link. The 45-minute program starts at 6:00 p.m.

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