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Cal Poly Hosts Climate Action Planning Conference Aug. 13-14

Jul 30, 2015

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Cal Poly’s City & Regional Planning Department, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), will host the second California Climate Action Planning Conference on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 13-14.

In the last few years there have been many changes in the field, including the new 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets, advances in regional and local climate planning, updated protocols and guidance, more attention to climate adaptation and resilience, a major drought, and more. The conference will feature leaders in the field and in-depth focus on GHG emissions reduction and climate adaptation at the local and regional level.

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Architecture Professor Honored With Distinguished Teaching Award

Jul 20, 2015

SAN LUIS OBISPO –  Professor of Architecture, Sandra Stannard was one of three faculty selected for the Distinguished Teaching Award for the 2014- 15 academic year. 

The Distinguished Teaching Award was established to recognize faculty members who demonstrate excellence in teaching at Cal Poly.  Criteria include presentation of material that stimulates thinking, innovative instructional approaches and a high degree of student interaction.

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Sustainable Environments Program Wins Statewide Best Practice Award

Jul 20, 2015

SAN LUIS OBISPO -- The Sustainable Environments minor program in Cal Poly’s College of Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED) received a Best Practice Award for Sustainability in Academics from the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC).

CHESC is an annual conference that highlights cutting-edge research and case studies with proven successes in curriculum development, operational programs and community partnerships. The event is jointly organized by the California state universities, and the University of California, in collaboration with independent and private colleges and California community colleges, creating the opportunity for dialogue  across institutions.

UCLA’s Education for Sustainable Living program was also awarded a Best Practice Award in the Sustainability in Academics category.


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