MoodRhythm helps people with bipolar disorder live a more naturally rhythmic day, ensuring that they can maintain balanced and healthy lives.
My work focuses on the ecological and social potential of urban rivers, and especially on integrating changing environmental conditions and cultural values through design. I am interested in how landscape architecture, with its history of constructing beloved outdoor places that are also ecologically resilient, can learn from and contribute to the critical issues and possibilities that come together in urban rivers. My geographic focus includes New York state and South America, in part because these two geographies share many characteristics and histories.
The first annual Community Development Institute took place on July 16 and 17, 2013 on the Cornell campus in Ithaca. This was an opportunity for CaRDI to bring in a diverse group of 25 stakeholders from across the state and, through a range of workshops and exercises, highlight how our trainings and program areas intersect to support informed decision-making at the local level.
We have continued to shape discussion among local government and school leaders in terms of creative response to fiscal stress.
Eating fish provides important health benefits, but some fish have toxic contaminants; eating too much of these fish has health risks. In the Great Lakes region, women of child-bearing age and urban anglers are groups that are considered particularly at risk from contaminants in fish. We worked with state agencies to develop and test fish consumption guidelines that encourage these groups to eat safer fish.
Attracting and retaining an educated and skilled workforce is a key to strengthening New York’s competitive edge and supporting its vibrant communities. The CALS NYS Internship Program supports this premise by offering Cornell students an opportunity to combine career-relevant work experience with the chance to develop civic engagement skills while forging meaningful connections with the communities and regions in which they work and live.
To date, the impact has been to solidify a partnership among CaRDI, LEAD-NY, and American Farmland Trust to develop the Local Agriculture and Land Use Leadership Development Institute curriculum. This effort has also involved reaching out to key partners to seek input on the training.
Working collaboratively with Cornell faculty in four colleges and with colleagues in an NGO in India, we initiated the Nilgiris Field Learning Center (NFLC).
The project seeks to sustainably graduate at least 50,000 food insecure households in four regions in Ethiopia. The aim is is to enhance the capacity of smallholders to withstand social and environmental shocks and improve their productivity.
Help the US public understand land grabs and transfer and interdependencies between Global North and Global South.