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Wednesday, December 9th
3:05 PM

Session 2B Ngorongoro Conservation Area & the Maasa

Tori Applehans
Marissa Lopez
Ethan Wagenseller
Stojan Hansen

3:05 PM - 3:16 PM

Our presentation will highlight the Ngorongoro Conservation Area located in Northern Tanzania from the perspective of the Maasai, a semi-nomadic pastoral people who raise livestock alongside wildlife (inside and outside of the park).

3:17 PM

Session 2B The Influence of Urban Planning on Sustainable Lifestyles

Lauren Wisniewski

3:17 PM - 3:28 PM

Full text available.

In my work I compare the city planning of Beijing, China and Masdar, United Arab Emirates. Masdar is a zero emissions city of the future, which has attained its green certifications due to careful, environmentally conscious planning. On the other hand, Beijing was planned for rapid growth, which has created an industrial atmosphere that relies on fossil fuels.

3:29 PM

Session 2B Smart Cities Council: Creating an Impact Through SDG 11

Keeley Bombard
Abigail Kahn
Ashley Pung
Matthew Folan
Rebecca Hyatt
Xingpei Zhang

3:29 PM - 3:40 PM

Full text available.

This presentation was created as a group project for my Biology of Global Change course at Boston University, where we were tasked with finding an organization that exemplified the SDG that we were assigned to. My group focused on the Smart Cities Council, a non-governmental organization that coincides with SDG 11, sustainable cities and communities.

3:41 PM

Session 2B Pump Underground Storage Hydro (PUSH)

Shardul Tiwari

3:41 PM - 3:52 PM

Pumped underground hydro storage (PUSH) works on the same principle as hydropower plants. We use excess electricity in the grid, during the night hours when wind power plants are generating and we use the cheap electricity to pump water from the lower underground reservoir to pump water in the upper underground reservoir. During the day when we need more electricity, we use water in the reservoir to flow due to gravity and generate electricity. We develop such a facility in abandoned underground mines in Michigan.

3:53 PM

Session 2B Community Participation and Sustainable Livelihoods: A Case Study of Hiware Bazar (India)

Shilpy Arora

3:53 PM - 4:04 PM

The study highlights the success story of Hiware Bazar, a village in India. From a poor, drought-prone and water-scarce settlement, the village transformed into an economically strong and environmentally sustainable community within a decade. The community participation in governance and management of resources led to sustainable development in the village.