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Architecture faculty’s firm wins unbuilt design award

Dasha Khapalova of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning has been honored by the Architect’s Newspaper for a proposal to transform the space near the Holland Tunnel Exit Plaza in lower Manhattan.

Cornell, Nature Conservancy to study key climate projects

A new collaboration between the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and The Nature Conservancy this year will fund three studies that could be significant in the face of climate change.

Sustainability summit radiates campus climate progress

More than 200 attendees at Cornell’s Sustainability Leadership Summit heard how New York may be a leader in creating renewable energy and learned about the university’s own sustainability progress.

In global south, building sewers may spur health, economy

Cities in the “global south” – densely populated urban areas that are part of low-income countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America – should phase out pit latrines, septic tanks and other on-site methods of human waste management, according to a Cornell researcher.

Community planner receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

Watertown native E. Hartley Bonisteel Schweitzer ’09 was named the latest recipient of the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award for her “steadfast, proactive engagement in Jefferson County.”

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Roundtables to explore 2020 Biennial theme 'Swarm'

The Cornell Council for the Arts is holding lunchtime roundtables Nov. 18, 21 and 25, in preparation for the 2020 Cornell Biennial, on the theme "Swarm: Ecology, Digitality, Sociality."

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Software helps planners design walkable cities

Urbano, a free software recently launched by Cornell researchers, employs data and metrics to help urban planners add walkability features to their designs.

Struggle to save America’s cities is focus of University Lecture

Harvard University historian Lizabeth Cohen will examine the role of government and private enterprise in renewing urban areas in a University Lecture, Nov. 14 at 4:30 p.m. in Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Klarman Hall.

Symposium to mark 50th anniversary of ‘Earth Art’

Designers and scholars will discuss contemporary environmental concerns related to the legacy of the landmark 1969 Earth Art exhibition at Cornell at a symposium Nov. 7-8.