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Friday, February 17, 2017

In the media: Blair Feltmate speaks to road builders about wild weather

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Building roads to survive 'Wild Weather'

Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (ICCA) Director and School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) professor Blair Feltmate delivered a foreboding message to Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) members about a potentially disastrous summer of infrastructure failure. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Jeffrey Sachs to deliver the TD Walter Bean Lecture in Environment

Poster for 2017 Td Walter Bean Lecture

The world’s best-known economist visits Waterloo to discuss sustainable development in an increasingly polarized world

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Planning students journey to Japan

Diverse group of 6 planning students surround a drafting table

By Farah Hassan, Communications & Social Media Coordinator, Faculty of Environment

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Environment alumna named Kitchener’s 2017 Artist in Residence

Young female artist posing next to wall of mosaic art pieces

In 1995, the City of Kitchener created the first municipal artist-in-residence program in Canada. Now, they welcome their first mosaic artist, Faculty of Environment alumna Julie Sperling.

As a geographer and environmentalist, Sperling’s work is influenced by both the surrounding landscape and present-day environmental challenges. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

In the media: Tad Homer-Dixon on food security & climate change

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The vicious cycle of agriculture

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

In the media: Dawn Parker, planning alumni on why workplaces lag behind high rises along LRT

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Workplace development near LRT stations lagging home building

The latest census reveals neighbourhoods around Waterloo LRT stations are growing at triple the regional rate but development of non-residential space, the places where those residents would work, has plunged by half.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Meaghan Mechler moving forward in 3MT competition

Three female grad students in business casual attire with their arms around one another's back

From the unintended consequences of industrial agriculture to the ROI of community gardens, grad student genius was on full display at the Environment heat of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition today. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Environment introduces Urban Studies Minor

model city

“The Urban Studies Minor will provide the next generation of urban scholars, policymakers and professionals with the skills needed to shape effective policy, better manage natural and built environments, and create equitable, inclusive and vibrant societies.” 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Podium finish for MEB students at case competition

Five masters students in business attire smile at camera

L-R: Amber Daniels, Safwan Rahman, Carlos Ruiz, Josephine Pham and Ally Cunliffe

Commercial buildings account for 13% of Canada's carbon outputs but how do you make a business case for reducing these emissions given the costs, risks and competing demands? 

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