Sustainable development has been a priority for the Istanbul Center, through a collaboration which began in 2013 with Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. The Istanbul Center helped to coordinate efforts to set up the Turkey chapter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which brings together universities, the private sector, civil society, and government to advance the sustainable development agenda in Turkey. The Center’s efforts have particularly been focused on the topic of sustainable urbanization, a core challenge that confronts Istanbul as well as cities across the country and the wider region.
Sabancı Üniversitesi Onursal Başkanı Merhum Sakıp Sabancı'nın yenilikçi ve girişimci vizyonu doğrultusunda, Sakıp Sabancı Ailesi ve Sabancı Üniversitesi, Türkiye için bir ilki gerçekleştiriyor ve Columbia Üniversitesi’nde Sakıp Sabancı Kürsüsü ve Sakıp Sabancı Türkiye Çalışmaları Merkezi kuruluyor.
Prof. Levent Kurnaz of Boğaziçi University on using Prof. Jeff Sachs’s online SDSNedu course, ‘The Age of Sustainable Development’
Last semester, Jeffrey Sachs’s online educational course, ‘The Age of Sustainable Development,’ was roadtested by students at Boğaziçi University.
Empowering Youth Globally for Sustainable Development Solutions: SDSN-Youth Launched at Columbia Global Centers | Europe
On the evening of June 4, 2015 in Paris, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) launched a new initiative, SDSN Youth (SDSN-Y).
Aromar Revi, the Director of Indian Institute for Human Settlements – India’s first prospective National University for Research and Innovation to address challenges of urbanization through an integrated program of education, research, consulting and advisory services.
The Mediterranean Sustainable Development Solutions Network (MED Solutions) was launched July 3 in Siena, Italy. MED Solutions, hosted by the University of Siena, will coordinate the activities of a vast network of universities, research centers, and businesses interested in identifying and implementing solutions initiatives addressing sustainability challenges in the Mediterranean region.