(S1E7) Leading like an ostrich, leading like Icarus.

Two decades ago, there was not a city or urban development firm in the country with a job position for "sustainability." Now, urban sustainability is the subject of whole departments in the public and private sectors alike, and can cover policy and practice matters from green buildings and mobility solutions to equity, measurement systems, and a whole lot of futures thinking. Urban Studies graduates have filled key sustainability staff roles throughout this evolution. In this episode, we ask three sustainability staff members what this kind of job really entails. A big part of the answer lies in the kind of challenge we think urban sustainability is, and the kind of leadership that moving toward urban sustainability demands.

Alumni: Rebecca Holt, Patrick Ward, and Graham Twyford-Miles

 

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