In recent years, scholars across the globe covering a wide range of disciplines have come to believe that environmental challenges need to be addressed not solely – and perhaps not even primarily – from an engineering or a natural science perspective, but from a wider
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Research in the NYUAD eARTHumanities Initiative will feature projects and contributions by faculty members from a plethora of disciplines and fields. The initiative has also launched a collaboration with The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC), of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, (LMU Munich) with which it organizes annual scholarly workshops.
Open Dialogues will occur in courses across the disciplines covering a wide range of options for students. Students will be able to choose from a variety of disciplines by which to examine topics pertaining to the environment through the perspective of global literary traditions, philosophy, history, the social sciences, the sciences, creative writing and the arts.
Seminars, talks and other interactive events open to the wider community of Abu Dhabi will seek to advance meaningful common understandings of environmental justice, sustainability, the arts in the Anthropocene, as well as current perceptions and attitudes about the relationship between humans and nature.
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Urban Environments- International Perspectives- October 10-12, 2019 in Munich
The twenty-first century planet is an urban planet. The urban population in 2015 accounted for 54% of the total global population, up from 30% in 1950. It is expected to increase to 60% of the world population by 2030. Wherever we look on the globe, growing cities are facing environmental and social challenges, and we can find a plethora of policy initiatives that seek to create “greener,” more “sustainable,” and more “resilient” cities for the future.
On October 10, 2019 a Munich based workshop brought together fellows of the Rachel Carson Center (RCC), scholars from Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (LMU) and two of its partner universities – Cambridge, UK and New York University NY/Abu Dhabi – alongside members of Munich’s Technical University and urban “practitioners” to understand and analyze urban ecologies and planning as well as biophysical transformation over time.
The workshop was designed as a multi-disciplinary project with anthropologists and architects, environmental historians and geographers, ecologist and urban planners. It included an urban field excursion, keynote lectures and a sneak-peak event featuring Ecopolis Munich (an exhibition of the RCC’s Environmental Studies Certificate Program).
City Environments around the Globe: A Multidisciplinary Research, Teaching and Exchange Project
A gallery from the Rachel Carson Center Conference (RCC) titled City Environments around the Globe that took place on the 10th and 11th of February, 2019.
Regional Academic Seminar to Nepal
NYUAD students enrolled in a class entitled “Reading the Earth” visited Nepal to study urbanization, as well as environmental and cultural conservation efforts there.
Sophia Kalantzakos, Head of
Mark Swislocki, Associate Professor of History, NYU Abu Dhabi
Charles Siebert, Professor of Practice of Literature and Creative Writing, NYU Abu Dhabi
Yifei Lee, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Assistant Professor, NYU
Andrew Bell, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, NYU NY
Rana Tomaira, Lecturer NYUAD