Jeffrey Sachs on Sustainable Urbanization

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and author of numerous bestsellers, recently gave a lecture on sustainable urbanization in the 21st century at Columbia University’s School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning.

Sachs defines sustainable development as the “science of global change in human physical systems,” and views the field as an “emerging intellectual discipline.”

Sachs talks about how best to integrate earth and environmental sciences and urban design through sustainable urbanization, and bring “global change to the local level” through more sustainable urban planning and land use. Sachs sees the local level as the responsibility of architects, and urban planners.  

Watch the Video lecture

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