Each summer GENI hosts students from around the world for an intensive three month Global Classroom Summer Series. We are fortunate to enroll top environmental engineering students who are keen to learn the best practices, design strategies, compare consequences and ultimately make a difference in the world.
Our topic this summer is "Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities," June – August in San Diego, CA at the SimCenter.
This theme has become a global issue as many cities are already experiencing the costs and consequences of climate change. For example, the Rockefeller Foundation is funding their "100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge."
Resiliency is about Adaptation to Change – recognizing that climate change brings an array of regional challenges:
- too much or too little rain,
- extremely hot days and more violent storms,
- sea level rise for coastal cities, and
- disease migration into northern latitudes.
Each city has its unique issues.
GENI's 2 dozen students work in teams to design energy, water, and transit systems, create presentations and deliver their findings every Thursday evening to a worldwide audience on the SimCenter's broadcast Channel: www.uStream.tv/channel/WRSC. We save their work on-line so anyone can study and learn from their hard work.
Over our 25 years, GENI has hosted 700+ interns and volunteers. They are better educated and trained to tackle some of our most vexing problems. We know the world is a better place as they inject their newfound knowledge into universities, business and government when they go back home.
We invite you to join us. You can attend our events if you are near San Diego and watch our live webcasts. The results are added to our Resilient Cities website so you can review them at your convenience.
We invite you to help us Sponsor the Students ($500/student for the summer). We are developing the leaders, designers, planners and policy-makers of tomorrow. With your support, this legacy will positively impact our world over the coming century ... for the benefit of our kids and grandkids.
In Partnership for the Planet,