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Paul Cawood Hellmund
Hellmund Tells Value of Greenways: "Ecological Highways"

Paul Cawood Hellmund of the Conway School, a graduate program in sustainable planning and design in Massachusetts, visited Hamilton on Oct. 17 to lecture on his experience creating and sustaining greenways for the Levitt Center’s Sustainability series. He co-edited the widely acclaimed Ecology of Greenways, which received a national award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.  More ...

Paul Cawood Hellmund
Renowned Landscape Architect to Discuss Sustainable Architecture

Landscape architect Paul Cawood Hellmund of the Conway School, a graduate program in sustainable planning and design in Massachusetts, will deliver a lecture titled “Greenways: Reconnecting the social and ecological fabric of a fragmented world,” on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. Hellmund is the president and director of Design and Planning at Conway.  The lecture, the second in the Levitt Center’s Sustainability series, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Michael Greenstone
Greenstone Asserts That Adaptation is Necessary in Climate Change Debate

At a time when many consider climate change to be one of the most pressing challenges facing the world’s population, it remains unclear which course of action will do the most good for the planet and its inhabitants. Michael Greenstone, the 3M Professor of Environmental Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and director of the Hamilton Project, discussed this issue during a lecture from The Sustainability Program of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center.  More ...

Michael Greenstone
MIT’s Michael Greenstone to Speak on Climate Change in Levitt Lecture

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor Michael Greenstone will deliver a lecture titled “Will Adaptation Save us From Climate Change?” on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. The lecture, which begins the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center’s Sustainability series, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Michael Egan
Egan Urges Audience to Rethink, Redesign and Replace in Sustainability Lecture

Author Michael Egan preceded his April 18 lecture, “The History of Now: Decoding Environmental Sustainability,” by taking a refreshing bike ride with Professor of English Onno Oerlemanns.  Later in his talk Egan mentioned that all five of his family members bike to work or school nearly every day.  More ...

Edward Glaeser
Urban Economist Edward Glaeser Says Cities Enable Collaborative Brilliance

“Today, more than 50 percent of humanity lives in cities,” said Edward Glaeser, professor of economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.  And while Mohandas Gandhi once intimated that the strength of a country “lives in its villages,” Glaeser explained that he respectfully disagreed, and that “there is no future in rural poverty.”  Rather, it is the city, an urban development defined largely by “high proximity, closeness and density of people,” which enables the “creation of the chains of collaborative brilliance that drive success.”  More ...

Panel to Discuss Creating Sustainable Communities

A panel discussion, “Creating Sustainable Urban Communities in Syracuse and Utica,” will be hosted by the Levitt Center on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium. The discussion is free and open to the public.  More ...

Colgate Professor Bruce Selleck and former DEC deputy commissioner Stuart Gruskin spoke in the Chapel on hydrofracking. Hamilton Professor Eugene Domack moderated.
Panel Explains Hydrofracking in New York State

When it comes to hydraulic fracturing, or “hydrofracking,” New York State has taken a “think first, drill later” approach. To engage the Hamilton community in the thinking and learning phase of this process, two panelists explained the basics of hydrofracking in New York at a discussion sponsored by the Levitt Public Affairs Center on Sept. 23.  More ...

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