CRP Faculty News Updates - May 2013
Associate Professor Victoria Beard has been accepted into the Engaged Learning and Research Faculty Fellowship Program, a year-long faculty cohort program designed to significantly enhance the capacity of Cornell faculty to conduct courses and develop research projects which directly engage the university with the community. She plans to use this opportunity to offer an international development workshop course in spring 2014. Beard also presented a paper to the World Bank in January, titled “Using M&E to Support Performance Based Planning and Budgeting in Indonesia.”
Susan Christopherson, professor, as recently appointed to the National Research Council’s new Committee on Risk Management and Governance Issues in Shale Gas Development. Over the next year, the group, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, will organize two workshops to “examine the range of social and decision-making issues in risk characterization and governance related to gas shale development,” according to the committee’s website.
In February, the Community and Regional Development Institute’s (CaRDI) 2012–13 David J. Allee and Paul R. Eberts Community and Economic Vitality Award was presented to Professor Mildred Warner for her years of innovative research on issues impacting families, communities, and regions. The award was given at CaRDI’s Research Roundtable seminar titled “Planning Across Generations.” Another presentation by Warner, this one at the Mayor’s Innovation Project in Washington, DC, in January, prompted syndicated columnist Neal Peirce to feature multi-generational planning in his weekly column on cities. “Cities for All: No Skipping Generations,” appeared on January 24 on citiwire.net.