Coastal Institute

1 Greenhouse Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

Resource Economics, Korean/American Policy, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

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2017-2018 ENRE Seminar Series

2017-2018 ENRE Seminar Series 10/20 11am

The Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economcs is pleased to announce the next guest speaker of the 2017-2018 ENRE Seminar Series, Dr. Marin...

Documentary Screening: The Human Face of Lead Poisoning

Documentary Screening: The Human Face of Lead... 10/20 2:30pm

The College of the Environment and Life Sciences’ Metcalf Institute is hosting powerful short documentary exploring the impact of lead paint poisoning–a...

Documentary Screening: The Human Face of Lead Poisoning

Documentary Screening: The Human Face of Lead... 10/20 2:30pm

The Human Face of Lead Poisoning: As part of the University of Rhode Island’s annual Alumni & Family Weekend, join Metcalf Institute for a screening of a...

SciWrite@URI Writing Boot Camp

SciWrite@URI Writing Boot Camp 10/24 2pm

Need to get caught up on some writing tasks you’ve been procrastinating on? Have some manuscripts or proposals or a thesis/dissertation chapter that need to...

SciWrite@URI Writing Boot Camp

SciWrite@URI Writing Boot Camp 10/31 2pm

Need to get caught up on some writing tasks you’ve been procrastinating on? Have some manuscripts or proposals or a thesis/dissertation chapter that need to...

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Kayla Gilbert

Kayla Gilbert left a positive review 3/20/2017

Very interesting. I am happy I went.

William Green

William Green posted a photo 2/16/2015

CENTRA METROPARK, Iselin, NJ CENTRA METROPARK, Iselin, NJ

Mary Jane Palm

Mary Jane Palm left a review 2/12/2015

Turns out this had been canceled, but many people did not know.

John Burkett

John Burkett left a positive review 11/16/2012

James Opaluch and Thomas Sproul provided excellent overviews of the prize winning work by Lloyd Shapley and Alvin Roth.

William Green

William Green 10/18/2012

Hi Jodi, Can we add two paragraphs to the lecture announcement that describe it?

The University Campus: Preserving Legacy, Creating History
University campuses are unique settings, typically with large amounts of acreage owned by a single entity. The campus landscape is the foundation for the university community’s interactions, creativity, connections and communication – it is both legacy and endowment. The value of the campus landscape is multifold – its special visual appeal attracts and refreshes students, faculty and staff; as a learning laboratory it supports educational excellence and intellectual exploration; as a setting for events it is useful to alumni, guests and donors; and most broadly, it is an open space and habitat resource that benefits its community, both local and regional.

The pressure to facilitate thoughtful stewardship of the campus landscape has become increasingly challenging as colleges and universities are confronted with uncertainty regarding financial resources, environmental concerns have moved into mainstream awareness, deferred maintenance and aging facilities become more difficult to sustain, desires to more directly use the campus to enrich the educational experience increase, and enrollment continues to outpace available space. Embracing a shared vision for the unique and often misrepresented value the campus landscape lends to an institute – beyond fulfilling the human needs - requires a new methodology for planning that challenges the traditional approach in order to ensure design excellence in the development of new facilities that achieve multiple economic, social and ecological goals.
thanks,
Will

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