Our new program, the Master of Development Practice, emphasizes ‘sustainability’ — but what exactly is it?
Last week, we hosted a panel of 5 faculty experts to address this question. It was agreed that sustainability means that all humans are able to maintain a decent standard of living, akin to say, … More >
In 2009 UC Berkeley received a grant from the Macarthur Foundation to establish a professional Master degree in development practice (MDP) and after overcoming all of the bureaucratic hurdles, the first cohort joined campus this fall.
The MDP is, in essence, an MBA in sustainable development. It includes classes in development … More >
Although I was in Rio last week, I was miles away from the actual negotiations, both geographically and metaphorically. But, as it turned out, the side events were at least as important as the actual negotiations.
This is an interesting phenomenon. Some big international negotiations like World Trade Organization (WTO) meetings … More >
By Morgan Bazilian, Alan Miller and Daniel M. Kammen
“Out of the sighs of one generation are kneaded the hopes of the next.”
— Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian novelist, poet, and playwright (1839-1908)
The June 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, commonly referred to as Rio+20, provides the global community an opportunity … More >
While this may seem like a cheesy title it represents a newly acquired appreciation for the term ‘sustainable development’. Years ago, my Dean asked me to join the Center for Sustainable Resource Development and as a young faculty member I did not fully comprehend what it meant but I knew … More >