Tongji University is pleased to invite talented full-time university students to attend the “2014 International Students Conference on Environment and Sustainability,” which will be held at Tongji University, Shanghai, China, from June 5 to June 10, 2014.
Supported by the UNEP and Tongji University, the “International Students Conference on Environment and Sustainability (ISCES)” had been successfully held in the last three years. Around 950 students from more than 50 countries took part in the conference, exchanged understanding and ideas on topics relevant to environment and sustainable development and issued “Global Youth Tongji Declaration.” These conferences made great contributions to the spread of concepts and practices of environment and sustainability among university students.
Participants: Full time university students (including undergraduate and post-graduate students).
Deadlines: the applicants should register online before April 30 (http://unep-iesd.tongji.edu.cn/index.php?classid=875), fill in the resume form (in English) and upload their posters to the website above before April 25. We will announce the selected participants by May 15 and issue invitation letters afterwards.
No registration fee will be charged and Organizers will cover the local accommodation, and transportation during the conference in Shanghai. Field trips will also be provided by the organizer. A limited number of scholarships (round-trip flight tickets) will be offered to competitive participants. For more information, please check the official website of ISCES 2014: http://unep-iesd.tongji.edu.cn/index.php?classid=875 ，or contact:
Organizing Committee of 2014 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability
Address: Rm.903, Zonghe Building, No. 1239, Siping Road, Shanghai, China, 200092
Tel: 86-21-6598 1837 Fax: +86-21-65987790
Further Information here: 2014 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability Invitation Letter-1
The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) is currently upgrading its website and one of the upgraded elements is to incorporate a Knowledge Hub of references suitable for practitioners. There is currently a short term need for assistance to help with the uploading/linking of documents in the Knowledge Hub, an opportunity that would be suitable for a potential inquisitive student. While being somewhat basic task, the student would certainly get exposure to the IS rating tool and some great references as part of this experience.
It is needed someone available to help for 2-3 days over the next two weeks.
If you are interested, please send an email to Rick Walters, Technical Director at ISCA: firstname.lastname@example.org
Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) is offering internship opportunities in specific projects to give students from the Master in Sustainable Development – UNSW ownership and focus on practical work-streams in the following areas:
– Waste from Fitout – The BBP recognises a large amount of waste currently goes to landfill from churn of tenancy fitouts. We have commissioned research on the most wasteful materials and what potential futures they could have (reusing, recycling or upcycling) before landfill, and are conducting trials on matching social enterprise with market-creators in this space. We are keen to have a student passionate about materials, interior design, and with a bit of an engineering/architecture twist to champion this stream. In the next year we are looking to run a design competition for finding the best and most market-ready opportunities for high-impact materials and continuing trials to prove best practice.
– Data and Trends – The BBP captures raw consumption data (emissions, energy, waste, water) and building attributes (age, size, ratings, value, etc) for over 2.5 million sqm of space in the Sydney CBD. This data is used for trending and analysis, league tables and targeted research on the value of buildings and performance. We would like a data-hungry student who knows systems like Microsoft Excel very well and can identify and understand trends in large tracts of data.
– Operational Waste – BBP members spend large amounts on waste leaving their buildings for recycling and landfill, with very limited controls and best practice observed by contractors and building managers. A large piece of work will be completing outlining best contracts, grading of waste practices and conversions from densities to weights for reporting purposes. Alongside finalization of this work, we will begin to embed the learning and outputs into industry practice (training courses, presentations, written articles, case studies) and would like someone keen on learning how to influence industry with new tools.
Anyone looking for work experience and interested in volunteering some time with exposure to a highly commercial, council, and industry setting please contact Ben Thomas (an alumnus himself of Sustainable Development program) noting what project you are keen to champion and what piques your interest about it. Please attach a copy of your CV.
Contact: Ben Thomas
You are kindly invited to attend the 7th Paul Reid/Utzon Lecture this 5th of March 6:00 pm. that will be followed by the opening of the Master of Urban Development and Design (MUDD) 19 Exhibition 2013/14 – Built Environment, UNSW.
Current students from the Master of Built Environment in Sustainable Development (M.BEnv. Sus. Dev.), Mohammad Reza Shahrokhian Kermani and Carlos Bartesaghi Koc, have participated as students and collaborators of the MUDD Program by producing distinguished research work & project masterplans that will be exhibited and published in the catalogue of this year.
7th Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design:
‘A Country of Cities – Building Hyperdensity and Civic Delight’
Vishaan Chakrabarti, Marc Holliday Associate Professor of Real Estate Development
6.00 for 6.30pm, Wednesday 5 March 2014 Leighton Hall, Scientia, UNSW
Master of Urban Development and Design (MUDD) 19 Exhibition 2013/14
CITY VISIONS Hamburg / Venice / Sydney / Camberra
held in association with the TU-Berlin exhibition:
Stadtvisionen 1910-2010 Berlin / Paris / London / Chicago
Exhibition Opening Night – 5th March
Ground Floor Gallery
Faculty of Built Environment
Red Centre West Wing, UNSW
(Exhibition 5 – 28 March)
More info and register at: http://www.be.unsw.edu.au/content/2014-utzon-lecture-series-launch-seventh-annual-paul-reid-lecture-urban-design