Integrative Capstone Workshop [SUMA PS5200]

The Integrative Capstone Workshop serves as the culminating educational experience for students in the M.S. in Sustainability Management Program, designed to integrate the distinct fields of the program’s sustainability management curriculum. Students must draw on both the practical skills and the analytical knowledge they have gained in order to address crucial sustainability management issues as consultants for a real-world client.

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Integrative Capstone Workshop [SUMA PS5200] 

The Integrative Capstone Workshop serves as the culminating educational experience for students in the M.S. in Sustainability Management Program, designed to integrate the distinct fields of the program’s sustainability management curriculum. Students must draw on both the practical skills and the analytical knowledge they have gained in order to address crucial sustainability management issues as consultants for a real-world client.

For information about Columbia University's procedure for reporting any alleged copyright infringement, or to request the taking down of any copyrighted materials, please visit this page.

The final reports and briefings from previous editions of the Integrative Capstone Workshop can be found below:

 

2020

Summer

Developing a Sustainable and Resilient Master Plan in Midlothian, IlI

Client: Board of Trustees, Midlothian, Ill

Report Video

Spring

Community-based Assessment of Bauxite Mining Impacts in Guinea

Client: United Nations Development Programme Guinea

Report, Video

Addressing the Last Mile Delivery

Client: Environmental Defense Fund

Report Video

Do Biodiversity Metrics Positively Correlate with Environmental, Wellbeing, and Economic Indicators?

Client: International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Report Video

NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities: Genesee/Finger Lakes Region

Client: Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Report Video

Youth and City Climate Action Planning

Client: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Report Video

2019

Fall

Advancing Sustainability at Faculty House

Client: Columbia University Events Management (UEM) and the Office of Environmental Stewardship

Report Video

Are Ocean-Farmed Sea Greens and Plant and Cell-Based Meats Part of a Sustainable Solution to Feed The World?

Client: Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Seascape Program

Report Video

Adapting Stormwater Management to Climate Change

Client: New York City Department of Environmental Protection

Report Video

Institutional traits and leadership competencies in municipal governance for the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Client: United Nation’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs - Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government

Report Video

Expand the Utilization of Solar Energy in Urban Communities

Client: Solar One

Video

Summer

Electrifying the Transportation Sector in New Jersey

Client: NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)

Report 

Spring

Making the Grade on Reducing Lead in New York’s Public School Drinking Water

Client: New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (NYLCVEF)

Report Video

Making Craigville Net Zero by 2050

Client: Christian Camp Meeting Association (CCMA) of Centerville, MA 

Report Video

Embedded Carbon for Decision Making at the Port of Seattle

Client: The Port of Seattle

Report Video

Advancing Marine Conservation in New York Waters through Ecological Valuation

Client: Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Seascape Program

Report Video

Inclusive Development of Household Waste Value Chains in Conakry, Guinea

Client: United Nations Development Programme, Guinea

Report Video

2018

Fall

Detroit’s Incinerator: Present and Future

Client: Bloomberg Associates Sustainability Practice  

Video

Driving Zero Waste Forward in NYC Public Schools

Client: The NYC Department of Education’s Office of Sustainability 

Report Video

 

Enhancing Operations Management for NYC Vertical Farm

Client: Teens for Food Justice (Technical advisor: Agritecture Consulting)

Report Video

 

Exploring Business Models for Water Efficient Agriculture in India

Client: The Nature Conservancy, NatureVest​

Report Video

 

Waste Reduction Strategies for the Bronx River

Client: Bronx River Alliance​

Report Video

 

 

Summer

Enhancing Climate Resilience in Long Island State Parks, Orient Beach State Park Case Study

Client: New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Report Video

 

 

Spring

Building Rural Resilience with Ashoka Mexico

Client: Ashoka Mexico

Report Video

Conserving Manta Rays & Sustaining Local Communities

Client: Planeta Océano

Report Video

 

Climate Action Planning: A Framework for Westport, CT

Client: Westport Green Task Force​

Report Video

 

Trash Talks: Defining the Next Generation of Sustainable Sanitation Services for Union Square Partnership and the Public Realm

Client: Union Square Partnership​

Report Video

 

Bringing Electric Vehicles, EV Ride Sharing & Community Solar to Target senior citizen and low-income Populations in Westchester County, New York

Sustainable Westchester

Report Video

CONTACT US

 

Notice on Campus Visits

In light of the evolving Covid-19 situation and the University’s guidelines for on-campus activity, Columbia University SPS Admissions has suspended all in-person campus visits for the Fall 2020 semester. We invite prospective students to drop by our virtual walk-in hours with general admissions questions.

 

Weekly virtual walk-in hours 

Tuesdays (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT)

Thursdays (12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT)

 

Admissions Counselors can connect you directly to students, alumni, faculty, and facilitate virtual class visits. You can also register for an information session. Our virtual events allow you to interact with our admissions staff and learn more about the Columbia SPS community.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at inquire@sps.columbia.edu or 212-854-9666. 

 

If you would like to receive more information about the M.S. in Sustainability Management program, please contact Samantha Ostrowski, Associate Director, at sostrowski@ei.columbia.edu.

Campus Visits, Graduate School Fairs & Company Presentations

We are eager to host you on the Columbia University campus or to meet you at one of our information sessions.

Our program offers a part-time option for working professionals. If your company would like to host an information session, please contact us. For more information about the graduate school fairs that we attend throughout the United States, please contact Chandler Precht, Program Manager at cprecht@ei.columbia.edu

 

Program Contacts

Samantha Ostrowski

Associate Director

sostrowski@ei.columbia.edu

Mariví Perdomo Caba

Senior Program Manager

mp3221@columbia.edu

 

Office of Admissions
School of Professional Studies
203 Lewisohn Hall
212-854-9666
sustainability@sps.columbia.edu

IMPORTANT DATES

 

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Spring 2021: November 1, 2020

Fall 2021: May 15, 2021

HBCU FELLOWSHIP DEADLINES

Program Application Deadline: December 30th

For more information about the HBCU Fellowship, 

please visit this website or contact 

hbcu-fellowship@sps.columbia.edu.

If you would like to receive more information about the M.S. in Sustainability Management program, please submit your contact information below.

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