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The City is Dead. Long Live the CityCities have historically competed with one another for resources. Land for agricultural products; territory to supply taxable populaces; for preferential trade routes and concession privileges; and for talent (luminaries, artists, and scholars). This competition has occasionally escalated to armed conflict, particularly in Renaissance Italy where a unifying strong central government was very late on the scene. It only took a three-decade early version of a world war to bring about a fundamental change in this competition. The 1648 Peace of Westphalia, ending… Read More
New CLiGS CatalogTo provide a central clearinghouse for sharing faculty and student work CLiGS has rolled out a new Catalog feature in the website. Featuring books, articles, case studies, and other products of the center, the Catalog should provide an easy means to see what the folks at CLiGS are up to. Read More
New Assistant Director for RecruitingOn April 4th, the Center welcomed a new recruiter, Carrie Hatcher, who began working hard for the center with barely a moment to catch her breath. In her first week at work, she traveled to the 27th Annual Environment Virginia Symposium held at the Virginia Military Institute (Lexington, VA) representing the center’s educational programs and opportunities. Carrie is an alumnus of both the center’s Executive MNR (XMNR) program and of Virginia Tech’s undergraduate environmental policy and planning program. She’ll be working from our headquarters office in the… Read More
Spring Field Experience to IndiaDr. Bruce Hull just returned from leading a 10-day experience to India for students in the online Master of Natural Resources (MNR). The team spent time in the cities of Hyderabad and Delhi examining Source Water Protection in Peri-urban Agricultural Lands: A Case Study of the Community Capacity Building in Hyderabad India and Water and Sanitation in Urban Disadvantaged Urban Populations: A Case Study of Governance Issues in Slums in Hyderabad India. Dr. Hull noted that “If you want to see the challenges… Read More
World Executive Master of Natural Resources ApprovedAt the Virginia Tech Board of Visitor’s meeting on March 20-21, the final step in the approval of the latest version of the Center’s Master of Natural resource (MNR) degree—the World Executive MNR (WXMNR)—was taken by the university’ governing body. Recruiting has begun for spots in the January 2017 cohort. The degree format combines elements of the existing Executive MNR (XMNR) such as leadership and innovation with a more focused international emphasis. Instead of meeting once per month in Arlington, the WXMNR… Read More
New Annual Alumni TravelBeginning in the Summer of 2016 CLiGS will begin offering—at cost—an international experience for the alumni of the MNR degree—online and executive alike. The first trip will travel to Bali, Indonesia, and will build on the work of the center team that visited last year. The trip will combine cultural experiences, networking opportunities, and a visioning process to help CLiGS best serve its growing alumni population. The Bali journey will be co-led by Dr. Marc Stern, who has been focusing on research… Read More
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