Global Energy Network International
Global Classroom Summer Series 2015
- Thursday July 9, 2015 - "Sustainable Development and Resilient Systems. Why and How our world has changed."

Geodesign* - Engineering the Transition to
Renewable Energy and Clean Water for All

Session Detail: There are key drivers of change in our world and region: Climate change, population growth, energy and water demand are all increasing. Sustainable means we build with future generations in mind. Resiliency planning is the new requirement - so we can mitigate and adapt to the consequences of higher temperatures, increasing drought and wildfires

The Global Classroom Series brings together international students to explores the critical trends, challenges and solutions to some of our world's most pressing problems.

Topics to be Covered: Why we need to plan comprehensively- Global issues are affecting local communities everywhere. What are the key drivers - Climate change, population growth, energy and water demand are all increasing. What are the desirable conditions for sustainable development, and why resiliency planning is now required How do we analyze these issues in an interconnected world - there are no silos, everything is connected to everything. Planning for the future - comprehensive anticipatory design science. Visualizing current and future options- using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to understanding our geography, demographics and impacts Plans and strategies for a sustainable national economy - providing clean energy and water for everyone.

Clay Meyer
Charlotte Muschamp
Guilherme Castro
Pedro Matos