Columbia U visits WC

On Friday October 7th, a graduate level class entitled “Responsiveness and Resilience in the Build Environment” from Columbia University toured Woodland Cemetery as they study how community resilience is registered in social, physical, economic, historic and environmental ways. Jon Gordon from the Newark Office of Sustainability and Dan O’Flaherty a Columbia colleague and Newark historian participated in this day’s event also. While WC founded in 1855 provided the history theme in these studies the bigger picture was how a neighborhood might be reconceived relative to the problem of energy burden, urban heat island and green open space. This day’s brain storming event was led by Professor Lynnette Widder from Columbia U and these students are pursuing a Masters of Science in Sustainability Management. Guy Sterling also a Columbia alumni facilitated this day’s event.

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