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Sustainable Smart Mobility (Part II)
February 7, 2019 — Marshall B. Distel

[In Part I of this two-part series, Online Master of Natural Resources student Marshall Distel explored transportation infrastructure innovations and the potential role of autonomous vehicles in sustainable development and urban mobility. In this final installment, Marshal delves deeper into connected and autonomous vehicles, their impact on transportation, policy, and sustainability.] Connected and autonomous vehicles are one of the most anticipated new technologies that may dramatically alter transportation systems and whole urban environments. The prospect of AVs, also known as… Read More
Sustainable Smart Mobility (Part I)
January 31, 2019 — Marshall B. Distel

[In Part I of this two-part series, Online Master of Natural Resources student Marshall Distel explores transportation infrastructure innovations and the potential role of autonomous vehicles in sustainable development and urban mobility.] New innovations in smart mobility and autonomous vehicle (AV) development may increase the sustainability of modern transportation systems. Smart mobility, which is a relatively new term that refers to the process of transportation infrastructure becoming more connected, intelligent and automated, is starting to be recognized as a tool… Read More
Green Building for a Better World
January 24, 2019 — Soyoung Lee

Ten years ago, when the term “sustainable development” was just starting to gain traction in Korea, I was beginning my career as an international “green building” specialist. The timing was perfect. I was new to the field, and as part of my role with a major construction project, I had the opportunity to complete a professional certificate in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Little did I know that it was the first step in a much longer journey that… Read More
A Living Nexus of Global Sustainability
January 17, 2019 — Angel Kwok

Dust coated my hair, lined my throat, and stung my eyes while an open Jeep transported me deeper into the Thar Desert. The one-way sandy trail was unforgiving; dunes bounced me around while the sun beat a steady cadence across my back, and I contemplated how people managed to live in such a desolate place. Situated in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan, the Thar Desert borders south Pakistan and is the most humanly populated desert in the world where… Read More
Sustainable Urban Planning
January 10, 2019 —
BY ALEC MASELLA – JANUARY 10, 2019 Online Master of Natural Resources (Online MNR) graduate, Allison Homer, is among the first employees at the brand new DC branch of EXP, an international firm which offers environmental planning, civil engineering, transportation, architecture, infrastructure, and sustainability services. Each day, Allison uses her experiences from the GMNR program courses, international field experiences, and her previous work to plan and implement sustainable transportation, environmental, and city planning solutions for the Mid Atlantic region. “EXP… Read More