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Sustainable Infrastructure Symposium Workshop

3/22: Workshop for Duke faculty, research staff, & special guests Friday, March 22 , 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET (lunch included) Gross Hall, Duke University Duke faculty and research […]

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March 22, 2024

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3/22: Workshop for Duke faculty, research staff, & special guests
Friday, March 22 , 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET (lunch included)
Gross Hall, Duke University
Duke faculty and research staff and invited partners will take part in a one-day workshop focused on the Infrastructure Sustainability Learning (ISLe) Initiative, a peer learning approach for building local capacity in sustainable infrastructure.
The ISLe Initiative brings together infrastructure practitioners and experts in virtual learning networks to share information and problem-solve using the case-based learning approach developed by Project ECHO. Within an ISLe network, participants explore issues related to their own infrastructure projects in collaboration with other practitioners and sustainable infrastructure experts. This model has already been successfully piloted by Duke, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure.
The workshop will gather experts to design and develop several ISLe networks focused on these themes:
1) disaster resilience and recovery
2) sustainable transportation,
3) nature-positive infrastructure solutions, and
4) climate and sustainability engineering curricula.
All Duke faculty and research staff are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided. Advance registration is required.
ABOUT:
This event is part of “Sustainable Infrastructure: A Duke Climate Collaboration Symposium” (March 20-22), which is organized by Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability and Pratt School of Engineering in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme, International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure, and World Wildlife Fund.
The three-day symposium is the second of the Duke Climate Collaboration Symposia, a series of convenings designed to accelerate climate solutions by developing new collaborations among Duke scholars and external partners. The series is funded by a gift from The Duke Endowment in support of the Duke Climate Commitment, which unites the university’s education, research, operations, and public service missions to address the climate crisis.