Empowering Sustainability Initiative – 7/22/14 and 7/24/14

Summer Sustainability Series
Empowering Sustainability is an initiative of a foundation of global reach and a research university to do more together than they can do separately on developing capacity in the next generation of global leaders in sustainability.   This is the fourth annual conference in the Empowering Sustainability Initiative, which has so far brought to UC Irvine the next generation from 29 countries.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

THE CONTINUING TRAGEDY OF HAITI:  REFLECTIONS AND PRESCRIPTIONS ON HOW TO HELP
Featuring presentations by UCI Empowering Sustainability Fellows from Haiti, Costa Rica and the United States.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

URBANIZATION IN CHINA: ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVES AND POLICY
Featuring presentations by UCI Empowering Sustainability Fellows Cindy Chen and Grace Yu.
-Grace Yu will present a case study on the city of Qingdao of Shandong Province from a policy perspective, focusing on land use and relocation policy. Quingdao is a good representative of mid-size cities in China.
-Cindy Chen will present case studies of two large cities, Beijing and Shanghai, focusing on the environmental perspective, including an overview of urban ecological environment and natural resources (water, air) pollution.
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These events are open to the public and free of charge

Location: UCI University Club
For directions see -http://www.uclub.uci.edu/directions. Parking is free

RSVP for Haiti, China or both events by clicking HERE

For questions, please contact us at newkirk@uci.edu