Conference Recordings

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Collaborative Campus

Transformation through Ecological Planning
Published March 16, 2020
Presented by Tavis Dockwiller, Principal, Viridian Landscape Studio | Heidi Fichtenbaum, Senior Project Manager, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Fairleigh Dickinson University

This session will deliver a methodology for rethinking campus culture and infrastructure to meet climate change challenges. We will share techniques for shifting traditional campuses to educational institutions that safeguard the planet and its people. The largest private New Jersey university is transforming its campus into a river eco-park that improves human and planetary health, delivers resiliency, fuels admissions, and drives student, faculty, and staff retention. You will learn how to build an eco-friendly community by identifying champions across your campus to incrementally build on small successes to achieve big visions.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain how to transform your campus into an integrated system that delivers climate resiliency, fosters rich, biodiverse ecosystems, and positively affects human health and wellness.
  2. Use our incremental process and projects that move away from traditional responses to drive change at your institution.
  3. Use stakeholders to drive change at your institution by engaging students, faculty, staff, and administration as advocates for climate resiliency.
  4. Develop a series of educational programs that advance sustainability culture to drive change for a greener future at your campus.

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU/HSW 1.0 Unit (SCUPM20C175) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

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