Poster: Placemaking in Federal Campuses Using Sustainability Strategies
You'll learn about:
- The development planning and placemaking of federal facilities and campuses
- Tools for the diagnosing, prioritizing, and monitoring interventions on federal campuses to make them more competitive
- The potential of government facilities and research campuses to apply sustainablity strategies
Federal facilities and campuses represent an important expense of the federal budget due to the costs of maintenance, energy, and water consumption. At the same time, the United States is working towards a clean-energy economy that promotes a sustainable future. The development, planning, and revitalization of federal sites and facilities represent a great opportunity to not only lead by example—reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and energy consumption—but also increase efficiency, incorporate innovative strategies, and establish a new way of life to protect our planet for future generations and to adapt to climate-change impacts.
Some federal campuses and sites were built more than 40 years ago, and even those in good condition are starting to look inefficient compared to current standards and less attractive to later generations, answering less and less to the needs of our times and looking a bit obsolete when compared to their peers in the private sector.
Today, the characteristics of workplace are totally different, and the lifestyle of the workforce demands that developers and planners focus more on placemaking and urban design, environmental quality, and opportunities for economic growth and professional interchange. As a consequence, more and more federal agencies are paying attention to improving their facilities and campuses, recognizing the potential influence that their development has on the successful attraction of human capital as well as the fulfillment of sustainability goals.
The increasing importance of sustainable development—and the pressure imposed by accelerated changes in the economy, society, and the environment—make imperative research on new, more efficient development, as well as tools to prioritize and monitor the improvements on them. This poster presents research on sustainability practices that can help make federal sites more attractive to the talented workforce our government needs.
Confirmed SpeakerDulce Naime is a Venezuelan-American architect holding Graduate Certificates in Tools for Landscape Design, Design and Management of the City, and Leadership. After more than 5 years of experience working in both the public and private sectors of Caracas, Venezuela in the field of urban planning and design, Dulce decided to continue her education at The George Washington University. She is currently a candidate for a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Urban Planning as well as a Graduate Certificate in Climate Change Management and Policy with an anticipated graduation date of December 2016. Throughout the course of her studies, Dulce has been involved in various internships and extracurricular activities at the University. She held an internship at Casey Trees, a non-profit organization working to restore the tree canopy of Washington, D.C. as well as internship the District of Columbia Office of Planning, where she worked on the development of new strategies for the community engagement in planning processes and for the design and management strategy for small parks and open spaces. Additionally, Ms. Naime serves as the Vice President and Event Chair of the Sustainable Urban Planning Student Organization (SUPSO) and Deputy Student Representative at the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association Board. Currently, she is working as a research assistant for the Sustainable Urban Planning Program at the George Washington University, developing an executive training course on 21st Century Development Planning for the Department of Energy, and as a Consultant for the IDB, working in the organization of a conference in Jamaica related to climate finance. In 2017, she will, for the third time, be involved in the organization of the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty with a multi-disciplinary team of GW students.
Confirmed SpeakerSujung Lee is obtained her B.A. in Geography at Kyungbuk National University, South Korea and her M.A. in Geography at The George Washington University. She is most interested in urban geography particularly in issues regarding open spaces and sustainable urban planning. She recently earned GIS (Geographic Information System) certification. She has many experiences as a research assistant at the university and as a GIS consultant. During her education at GWU, Sujung has been continuously involved in internship opportunity and various research team. She worked as GIS Intern at Conservation International(CI), a non-profit environmental organization. Her duties were to build a comprehensive database of the protected areas and sites that CI has historically supported and research internal capacity to implement Sustainable Landscapes. Additionally, she collaborated with sustainability urban research team at GWU to identify patterns and analyze the sustainability trends such as climate change, water, green space, energy and waste management and then conducted the analytical paper for the sustainable urban planning of Seoul, Singapore, Paris and Washington, D.C. Furthermore, she is interested in Mapping. She joined the Humanitarian Mapping Society Maps and created aquaculture maps using Open Street Map software in order to help farming village better manage their lands and prepare for the adverse effects of a changing climate. She has contributed a chapter to a book, which will be released next year (2017) by Springer, as conducting in advanced geospatial (GIS) and econometric analysis; Revealed Preference Analysis of the Education’s economic values in Seoul Metropolitan Area. She is currently working as research assistant for the Sustainable Urban Planning Program at GWU, developing an executive training course on 21st Century Development Planning for the Department of Energy. firstname.lastname@example.org (571)-814-8642