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Universities are really the right group to lead the charge on climate change. They are in the business of shaping the leaders of tomorrow. -Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at Pratt June 6, 2007
KEY INSTITUTIONAL DECISIONS Facilities Director AND Academic Director Commit internally Strategic Plan/Master Academic Plan Make public commitments ACUPCC, Designers Accord, Mayoral Challenge, 2030 Imperative “Integrate vs Isolate” Promote and reward collaboration (especially interdisciplinary)
Academic Director of Sustainability COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP MINORS Program - infrastructure for collaboration CSDS - Education/Exploration/Enterprise Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation SUSTAINABILITY CRASH COURSE FIPSE FUNDS ($450K OVER 3 YEARS) LINK Greening FACILITIES with Greening our ACADEMICS
Academic Director of Sustainability COLLABORATIVE SUPPORT President/Provost Center For Continuing and Professional Studies Admissions Development Communications IT Student Life
New York City will be very different place in 2030. Pratt’s Center for Sustainable Design Studies will be a resource that helps to shape the designers that will build our sustainable future.
Materials Resource Lab and Library Database of case studies of faculty’s professional work Eco – geeks and Lecturers - Primers Place to find mentors, peers Pratt Design Incubator – Think tank for a Livable Future CSDS website
GOING SUSTAINABLE SOME KEYS TO SUCCESS Someone well known and trusted by the community Able to nurture leadership and hand off projects Prioritize collaboration Respect what’s in place and find ways to integrate Peer to Peer Communication and recognition Leadership by President Provost and Board
SOME KEY CHALLENGES Cynicism and Fear Sustainability is still in awkward phase Faculty key to making it important to the student “Where do we fit it in” COMMUNICATION Money to make it happen
Sustainability Working Group • Best practices • Case studies • New courses • Collective problem solving
Collaborative “Department” of Sustainable Design • 5 AICAD schools • Partner together • Semester “Onboard” • Faculty and Students on One Campus
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