UCSI News & Past Events

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The law’s role in supporting sustainable cities

At a conference at Northeastern University, former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Carol Browner said history and nature can help guide cities in finding solutions to challenges in urban sustainability.

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The global water crisis

Less than 0.1 per­cent of the planet’s water is avail­able for safe use, and chal­lenges cen­tered on H2O form the nexus of some of society’s most pressing envi­ron­mental issues.

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A cold, snowy winter doesn’t mean climate change isn’t real

As we get ready to face another winter storm, and are still warming up from a frigid January, there are plenty of people questioning the validity of climate change.

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Communicating climate change

Brian Helmuth’s work was recently featured in International innovation.

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Northeastern ranked America’s greenest university

Northeastern University continues to gain recognition for its long-standing commitment to sustainability, placing first among American universities and third overall worldwide in this year’s GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities.

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Sustainability: A 21st Century American Grand Strategy

Col. Mark “Puck” Mykleby spoke at Northeastern University on September 24, 2013.

From left, led by moderator and National Public Radio journalist Richard Harris, panelists included Brian Helmuth, professor and director of the Sustainability Science and Policy Initiative at Northeastern University, Stephen Hawkins, professor of Natural Sciences at the University of Southampton, England, Daniel Adams, assistant professor in the School of Architecture at Northeastern University, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and Matthew Bracken, professor of marine and environmental sciences at Northeastern University.

Sustaining Coastal Cities Conference

On May 22 and 23, 2013, the College of Science at Northeastern University hosted “Sustaining Coastal Cities,” a conference on the critical role and fragile state of marine ecosystems.