Earth Institute faculty Archives - State of the Planet

New Instructors for Sustainability Management

The Sustainability Management program will be offering a new section with new instructors Laura Kavanagh and Wendy Steward in Fall 2021.

by Sustainability Management Program |August 25, 2021

Belinda Archibong: Estimating the Health and Economic Costs of Gas Flaring

In one of her projects, the environmental economist will quantify how air pollution from gas flaring affects human health and cognitive development in children.

by |March 8, 2021

New Class on Sustainability and Racial Justice in 21st Century Detroit

In Spring 2021, the Sustainability Management program is offering a new course on Building Resilience in 21st Century Detroit.

by Sustainability Management Program |December 29, 2020
Rory Christian

Energy Expert Rory Christian Joins Sustainability Management Faculty

Christian brings to the program a wealth of experience from across the energy industry. He will begin teaching the Analysis for Energy Efficiency course in Spring 2021.

by Sustainability Management Program |December 22, 2020

Lynnette Widder Receives Fellowship From Institute for Ideas and Imagination

As part of the fellowship, she will examine the transformation of design thinking, symbolic representation and construction in post-war West Germany.

by Ana M. Contreras |June 1, 2020
river in johnstown

Columbia Students and Locals Team Up to Build Resilience in Johnstown, PA

Workshop shows how climate adaptation could be linked with economic revitalization in the nation’s so-called “Rust Belt.”

by |November 12, 2019

Q&A With Sustainable Engineering Expert Tom Abdallah

The chief environmental engineer for the MTA New York City Transit is currently teaching the Capstone Workshop in the Sustainability Management masters program.

by |October 9, 2019

‘Hudson Rising’ Exhibit Features Living Breakwaters Project

Exploring the complex history of the river’s pollution and conservation, a show at the New-York Historical Society highlights the holistic solution proposed by Earth Institute faculty member Kate Orff.

by |April 2, 2019

Scott Barrett is Not Hopeful About Climate Change, But He is Determined

Focusing on collective action that aligns with human nature, he studies solutions to the greatest problem facing the world today.

by |March 19, 2019
Malo Hutson photo in front of tree

Investigating How the Built Environment Impacts Health and Equality

Having grown up poor, urbanist and Earth Institute faculty member Malo Hutson brings a unique perspective to his work with displaced and impoverished people.

by |August 14, 2018