Rising Pheasant Farms is a family-owned and -operated urban farm on Detroit’s east side. They currently grow a wide variety of crops on 1/5th of an acre along with greenhouse micro-green production, which they sell to both retail and wholesale markets. Their farm operates based on a low-resource model which includes organic practices, bicycle transportation and hand tools. Their mission is to increase fresh food access for our family, neighbors and the larger Detroit community. To work toward this goal, they are looking to expand field production in 2015 by beginning to cultivate an additional 1⁄4 acre and building a passive solar hoop house for season extension.
Each year, the Eno Future Leaders Development Conference (LDC) gives 20 of the nation’s top graduate students in transportation a first-hand look at how national transportation policies are developed. Students apply to the program early in the year, and those selected as “Eno Fellows” come to Washington, DC, for a week of meetings with federal officials and leaders of business and non-profit organizations in the spring.
Nominations due by February 20, 2015.
Find out more at https://www.enotrans.org/course/leadership-development-conference.
The National Academy of Engineering has outlined 14 game-changing opportunities for the 21st century called the Grand Challenges for Engineering. We want you to review NAE’s 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering, then create and submit a 1 to 2 minute video that shows how achieving one or more of the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering will lead to a more sustainable, healthy, secure, and/or joyous world!
Read more at http://www.nae.edu/e4u2/.
This e-learning course focuses on disaster risk management (DRM) at the city level. Participants will learn, in particular, about planning and decision making under uncertainty and how to make their cities more resilient to climate change impacts and natural disasters. The course provides cutting edge tools on vulnerability assessment, institutional assessment and gap analysis, and on how to access finance for risk management.
This course is divided into 4 modules:
- Module 1: Introduction
- Module 2: Technical Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment
- Module 3: Accessing Finance for Urban DRM and Resilience
- Module 4: Building and Implementing the Local Resilience Action Plan (LRAP)
For more information, see http://einstitute.worldbank.org/ei/course/safe-and-resilient-cities-0.
This component of the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program creates a lifelong community of scholars devoted to developing and implementing innovative ideas in pursuit of sustainability and becoming leaders in academia, business, government, and non-governmental organizations. Under the program, each cohort begins in September and concludes in April two years hence.
In addition to receiving funding, fellows participate in a series of cohort-building activities designed to expand individual understanding and effectiveness through regular engagement across a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. Fellows are required to participate in the program’s co-curricular activities and to collaborate with other fellows on projects that leverage their individual areas of expertise to develop interdisciplinary sustainability efforts. Doctoral fellows are also encouraged to mentor masters/professional degree fellows as appropriate.
For more information, see http://sustainability.umich.edu/dow/doctoral.
The International Programme Committee invites ITS experts to submit Technical/Scientific/Commercial papers to be considered for presentation and publication at the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux 2015.
The International Programme Committee invites ITS experts to submit also Special Interest Session proposals.
For more information, see http://itsworldcongress.com/call-for-paper-and-sis.