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Coffel discusses his thermal power and climate research in Ecological Society of America journal

Ethan Coffel, assistant professor of geography and the environment, discusses his recent study on thermal power and climate change in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, a journal of the Ecological Society of America.
March 4, 2021

Popp talks to CNN, Washington Examiner about effects of Obama's Recovery Act

Professor David Popp talks to CNN, Washington Examiner about effects of Obama's Recovery Act.
February 2, 2021

Popp discusses Biden's green jobs agenda in Forbes article

"Wages in solar and wind could increase if demand increased, at least initially," says Professor David Popp, who wrote about the impact of fiscal policy on green jobs in a working paper in June 2020. "But higher wages would also attract more workers to develop the skills to work in wind and solar, so the increase need not be permanent."
January 19, 2021

Public Affairs and the Multifront Attack on Climate Change

In its breadth and interdisciplinary richness, the Maxwell School proves to be a fertile setting for research on one of today’s most complex and pressing issues. Researchers are working all the angles — policy, economics, societal adaptation, governance, citizenship, and more — in their contributions to saving this planet.
June 25, 2019

Book by Serin Houston offers Seattle as case study of urban governance

A new book by Serin Houston ’11 PhD (Geog) uses Seattle as a case study, delving into some of the most pressing and compelling aspects of contemporary urban governance in the United States. The book, Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance, was published in May by the University of Nebraska Press as part of its “Our Sustainable Future” series.
June 11, 2019

Maxwell alum John Mandyck discusses sustainability implications in Harvard Business Review

"Board members’ fiduciary duty, as well as their advisory and oversight responsibilities, require an understanding of sustainability and the impact of ESG ratings on both enterprise and shareholder value," writes John Mandyck ’89 B.A. (PSt)/’92 M.P.A. and his co-author. "There is a growing body of data showing that companies adopting sustainability practices outperform their peers."

June 3, 2019

Professorship to focus on environmental sustainability and finance

A gift from Kenneth and Tracey Pontarelli will fund a Maxwell professorship on research and teaching in the area of environmental sustainability and finance.
June 3, 2019

Climate Change in the Classroom

New courses and a new major meet University-wide student interest in the challenges of energy, environment, and sustainability.

June 1, 2019

Jean Mercier co-authors book on sustainable urban transport

Jean Mercier ’82 Ph.D. (PA), adjunct professor of political science at the l’Université Laval, has co-authored a book which explores the governance patterns of three cities in the Americas: Seattle, Montreal, and Curritiba, Brazil. Utilizing theories such as path dependency, institutional culture, and transaction costs, the authors explore how each of these cities responds differently to common challenges in sustainable urban transport.

April 12, 2019

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