Sustainable Cities and Interdisciplinary International Education

Agenda for Urban Infrastructure Transformation in China, India & the US: Connecting Local Priorities with Global Carbon Targets

Please note that part of the meeting on Sunday August 23 is a closed meeting and just for the PIRE project team, these sessions are noted below.

August 23, 2015
08:00 AM – 08:20 AM
Welcome and Brief Introduction to Workshop (Closed Session: Project Team only)
08:20 AM – 02:00 PM
Review Findings from PIRE Project on Developing Low Carbon Cities in the US, China & India through Interdisciplinary Integration (Closed Session: Project Team only)
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Session 1: Understanding Urbanization in China and India Using Multi-City, Intra-City and Household Data to inform policy and priorities
Session 2: Focusing on Infrastructure to Achieve the Sustainability Nexus in Cities: Linking Carbon, Water, Waste, Air Pollution, and Inclusive Development
Session 3: Uncovering sustainability priorities of social and policy actors
Session 4: Investigating Low Carbon Solutions for Cities: Assessing Co-Benefits and the enabling Social-Institutional Factors
Session 5: Lunch Session on Future Work
02:15 PM – 04:30 PM
Expanding Urbanization, Education, and Human Futures
Human social systems are increasingly committed to urban living, and these commitments carry with them requirements for complex and interconnected engineered systems, along with ethical consequences. The presentations in this panel will examine these commitments through the lenses of history and ...
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Moderator: Rachelle Hollander, National Academy of Engineering
Speaker: Carl Mitcham, Colorado School of Mines/Renda
Speaker: Venky Narayanamurti, Harvard University
Commentator: Marian Chertow, Yale University
Commentator: Anu Ramaswami, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
04:30 PM – 05:30 PM
Instructions for tomorrow (Closed Session: Project Team only)
August 24, 2015
08:30 AM – 08:45 AM
Registration/Meet & Greet (breakfast provided)
08:45 AM – 09:00 AM
Welcome & Introduction to the Science-Policy Dialogue
09:00 AM – 09:25 AM
Overview of the PIRE Project & Visualizing New City Data Sets from China, India & USA
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Speaker: Anu Ramaswami, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Moderator: Rachelle Hollander, National Academy of Engineering
09:50 AM – 10:15 AM
Developing the Science of the Sustainability Nexus: Quantifying the Food-Energy-Water nexus in Cities
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Speaker: Anu Ramaswami, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Moderator: Emani Kumar, ICLEI South Asia
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Break
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
10:55 AM – 11:30 AM
Perspectives on City Sustainability Policies in US, China & India. A Panel Discussion
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Panelist: Shi Lei, Tsinghua University
Panelist: Emani Kumar, ICLEI South Asia
Panelist: Jessica Seddon, IIT-Madras
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Invited policy experts from US Government Agencies share their reflections
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Lunch breakout sessions organized around topics of interest to the audience
01:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Closing Thoughts and Public Meeting Adjourns
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Anu Ramaswami, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities