The main purpose of the Sustainable Cities project is to address two different cities in two different continents to enframe the discussion about constructing a sustainable future.
1. To search for consilience of knowledge and to explore the role of ecology and ecologists in the design process.
2. To define ecologically-based criteria for sustainability so as to be able to better manage the evolution of our cities.
3. To apply the criteria of sustainability to cities as a way of understanding, evaluating and designing them.
4. To take advantage of the resources of the Landscape Architecture at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), and The Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros de Montes at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid to get academic support for this project.
5. To involve design and ecology students and faculties in both universities in the project, forging a new intellectual exploration.
6. To be the first project within a series to be presented at the Universal Forum of Cultures (Themes: diversity, peace, and sustainable communities) in Barcelona, Spain in 2004.
7. To disseminate the findings of the project broadly
This project was undertaken under a new academic contract between State University of New York , College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) and Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros de Montes, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain.
The faculties that assist this project are:
State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), Landscape Architecture (LA)
- Emanuel Carter, Associate Professor
- Cheryl Doble, Associate Professor
- Anthony Miller, Lecturer
Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros de Montes, Unidad Docente Planificacion y Proyectos Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain.
- Rafael Escribano, Associate Professor
- Maria Paz Aramburu, Associate Professor
Center of Environmental Studies (CEA), Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain.
- Luis Andres Orive, Director
- Anne Itziar Velasco Lafuente, Director of International Research
Participant Graduate Students / Mosaic Cities Project - 1999/2000
Mariana Boldu, MLA
Gustavo Dallmann, MLA
Emanuel Carter, Associate Professor
SUNY - College of Environmental Science and Forestry
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, New York 13210
Phone: (315) 470-6665
Fax: (315) 470-6540
or by E-mail to:
Mariana Boldu, MLA Graduate (Mosaic Cities Project - 1999/2000)
Gustavo Dallmann, MLA Graduate (Mosaic Cities Project - 1999/2000)
- Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingeniero de Montes, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Rafael Escribano, Profesor Titular
Office: 34 91- 3367102 Fax: 34 91- 3367087
Maria Paz Aramburu, Profesor Titular
Office: 34 91 3367102 Fax: 34 91 3367087
- Center of Environmental Studies (CEA)
Ane Itziar Velasco Lafuente
Phone: +34 945 145845
Luis Andres Orive
Phone: +34 945 145845