Masters of Sustainability Students Engage in A Tale of Two Cities: Sustainable Community Analysis

January 26, 2012

evolveEA is leading a team of graduate students (MS3) in a semester long inquiry exploring two of our region’s communities as they transition toward a more sustainable and (hopefully) prosperous future. Similar to evolveEA’s approach to Buildings in Operation and benchmarking investigations, evolveEA and the Slippery Rock University team will perform a deep analysis of each community’s demographics and sustainability initiatives; while gauging progress across a number of metrics and indicators. This Community engagement study will explore the potential for sustainable development in Oberlin OH, and Pittsburgh PA; two communities which differ greatly, but are pursuing paths toward a more sustainable future. We’ll try to uncover how a metropolis of three million and college town of eight thousand might learn from each other as each faces unique challenges and opportunities.

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