"Sustainable Infrastructure. Learning from Practice" at Harvard University - School of Continuing Education
Sustainable infrastructure aims to improve access to essential services, promote environmental sustainability, and support inclusive growth through its endeavor to meet the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The training module Sustainable Infrastructure. Learning from practice reflects on the importance of sustainable infrastructure in improving access to essential services, promoting environmental sustainability, and supporting inclusive growth through its endeavor to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The course introduces students to the current landscape of sustainability assessment tools and analyzes how beneficial sustainable projects are to public and private entities and communities. Through real-world case studies, students explore what is a sustainable infrastructure project and its main characteristics, the synergies between Sustainable Infrastructure and the SDGs, and the importance of the stakeholder participation process.
Cristina Contreras, Founder and Managing Director of Sinfranova, is one of the instructors of this annual course. As of today, more than 150 students have attended this course taught during the Spring term at the Harvard Extension School.
Harvard University - School of Continuing Education.
What is sustainable infrastructure and what are the main features of a sustainable project?;
Identification of synergies between Sustainable Infrastructure and the Sustainable Development Goals;
Introduction to the current landscape of sustainability assessment tools;
Explore the benefits that sustainable projects bring to public and private entities and to local communities.
Students and practitioners in the field of infrastructure, civil engineering, public administration representatives and financing field.