Center for Sustainable Development & Resilience, Univ. District of Columbia
Dwane Jones, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development & Resilience, a division of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES). Dr. Jones conducts research and teaches courses in Urban Sustainability, Urban Design, Urban Planning, and Low Impact Development. His educational background consists of degrees in Urban Planning, Environmental Planning, and Urban Design.
The Center for Sustainable Development & Resilience encompasses the three pillars of sustainability- people, places, and profit (environment, economics, and equity). As such, the Center consists of faculty and staff appointments in Environmental Sciences, Economic Analysis, Sustainable Spaces (green infrastructure, green buildings, and resources), and Entrepreneurship.
“The Center for Sustainable Development & Resilience is a central component of CAUSES in which all academic and land grant initiatives coalesce. The Center implements research projects that integrate all programs of CAUSES in an effort to produce and understand the implications and impacts of sustainable development,” explained Dr. Jones.
UDC’s Center for Sustainable Development & Resilience also includes a world-class water quality research lab as part of its Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI).
When asked to describe his vision for the Center, Dr. Jones stated: “My vision is that the Center for Sustainable Development & Resilience will become a leader in educational excellence and research in sustainable development. This vision includes developing, implementing, and evaluating applied research projects as building blocks of sustainability.
Friday, September 13
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM