BU Online Educators Help Score Prestigious Climate Change Prize

in City Planning & Urban Affairs, MET News
April 19th, 2017

BU Online Educators Help Score Prestigious Climate Change Prize

A proposal to regulate air conditioners to lessen their environmental impact made winners of a pair of Boston University online course facilitators, who were recognized with an award at a notable climate change conference. Eduardo Fracassi and Fabian Szulanski are course facilitators that teach management online at BU, and together with students from the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA), they concocted an integrated scientific, economic, and policy approach to climate change that was deemed worthy of first prize in the Industry category at the 2016 MIT Climate CoLab competition. Doing much of the work that students learn as part of the Applied Sustainability and City Planning programs, they even got a chance to discuss their ideas with Argentinian President Mauricio Macri.

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