Proceedings From ICSD 2019

These proceedings include the papers from the 2019 International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD), held September 24th-25th at Columbia University, New York, USA. ICSD is a conference that brings together students, scholars, and practitioners to evaluate sustainable development best practices and solutions in creating a society that can meet the needs of the present generations without compromising the needs of future generations.

Best Paper

  1. Back to the Future: Implementing the SDGs in Canadian francophone academia
    Mohamed Cheriet, Luce Beaulieu, Liliana Diaz, Daniel Forget, Olivier Riffon, and Issam Telahigue
  2. Drop the PPTs and pull out the board game: An educational tool to bring the 2030 Agenda to life
    Diego Zubillaga
  3. Modelling and Assesing Multi-Stakeholder Relationships: The Case of Collaboration in Global Public-Private Partnerships
    Antonio Reyes
  4. Modelling the impacts of climate change on Canadian building energy demand
    Pouriya Jafarpur and Umberto Berardi
  5. Redefining Tourism Through an Indigenous Rights-Based Approach
    Henok Alemneh
  6. Unleashing the Potential of Citizen Science as an Educational Tool towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Quality Education for an empowered society
    Imane Baïz, Tonino Rizzo, and Gina Maskell
  7. Water Stewardship in the Textile Sector: Lessons Learned from Projects in China, India, Turkey, and Vietnam
    Angela Renata Cordeiro Ortigara, Alexis Morgan, and Laila Petrie
  8. Gender Specific Vulnerabilities to Water Insecurity
    Eliana Fleifel, Jodi Martin, and Affiah Khalid

Oral Sessions

Achieving SDG 6: Reflections on models, methods, cases, and practices.

  1. Analyzing the Biophysical Characteristics of the Grand River Watershed and Evolving Impacts: Protecting Watershed Health Through Strategic Management
    Ruth Lebelo-Almaw, Sarah Doyle, Serena Pelka, and Samantha Linton
  2. Gender Specific Vulnerabilities to Water Insecurity
    Eliana Fleifel, Jodi Martin, and Affiah Khalid
  3. Low Impact Development and the Sponge City Model: Planning for the Sustainable Future of Urban Water
    James Bilyk, Ivana Jaciw-Zurakowsky, and Rebecca Cheskes
  4. Ensuring Water Security in Indigenous Communities throughout Canada
    Lateisha Ugwuegbula, Alexander Wightman, and Darlene Coyle
  5. Climate change impacts on current WEF Nexus challenges: A comparative assessment of WEF Nexus adaptation in developed and developing countries
    Fatima Mansoor Pal, Claudia Lesage, and Benedicta Quaye-Kumah
  6. Agenda 2030 – Challenges and Opportunities of Transboundary Water Governance: From the General to the Specific
    Farhan Latif, Mahmoud Abdelhay Radwan, and Peter Kiiru Kariuki
  7. Toward SDG 6: Exploring the Potential for Wastewater Reuse in Nairobi, Kenya
    Larry Swatuk and Lesley Rotich

Economics and Demography of Natural Disasters

  1. A Hedonic Analysis of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) in Northern New Jersey
    Taylor Wieczerak, Pankaj Lal, and Bernebas Wolde
  2. A Research based Implementation Process of Temporary Housing Preparations for an Anticipated Natural Disaster
    Keiichi Sato
  3. Changes in Public Risk Perception after a Large Disaster: Evidence from the Housing Market
    Shohei Yasuda, Michio Naoi, and Norifumi Yukutake
  4. Including Children and Youth with Disabilities in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Panama
    Marina Lopez Anselme
  5. Resilient Infrastructure for Natural Disaster: The Case of Mãe Luiza in Natal, Brazil
    Julio Rezende, Álvaro Duarte de Oliveira, and Irani Santos

Engaging Across the Generations: Children and the SDGs

  1. A Model for Sustainability Education in Developing Countries: Case of Nepal
    Ashima Mathur, Marek Wosinski, and Rudeep Rajthala
  2. Desired Future, Sustainable Paths: Social Development and the SDGs
    Cara Spence
  3. Discovering the Ecological Self with Children
    Kimberly Callas and Megan Delaney
  4. Motivation for Engaging in Transactional Sexual Intercourse Among Adolescents in Nigeria in the Sustainable Development Goals Era
    Temitope Adeusi, Ilesanmi Olatundun O, Sunmola K.A, and Iyanda Ayodeji
  5. Obesity and overweight in Mexican poor rural contexts. Effects of the School Breakfast Program in children population between 5 and 11 years old. An empirical evidence based on the National Health and Nutrition Survey results (2012-2016)
    Odra Saucedo, Marcela De la Sota Riva, and Leovardo Mata
  6. SDGs VRPlay for KIDS: An education experience on local sustainable solutions using virtual reality to target vulnerable children
    Gabriela Fernandez and Carol Maione
  7. Unleashing the Potential of Citizen Science as an Educational Tool towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Quality Education for an empowered society
    Imane Baïz, Tonino Rizzo, and Gina Maskell
  8. Youth for Peacebuilding: A case study of the Establishment of Hemaya Schools for Children to Achieve the SDGs
    Abdullah Al Marri, Tamim Alhaj, Rawdha Al Shamsi, Mohammad Almansoori, Faisal Abdullah, Mariam Maani, Mariam Al Awadhi

Good Practices at the Nexus of Water, Energy, and Agriculture

  1. A sustainable nexus in Mayan communities
    Aime Medina Mejia and Monserrat Gonzalez Espinosa
  2. Achieving Food, Water and Energy Security by 2030 in Bangladesh
    S. M. Tareque Sultan
  3. Analysis of the Extremes of Precipitation and Streamflow Using Standardized Index on Spring Reservoirs of Paraíba do Sul Watershed (Southeast Region, Brazil)
    Andre Coelho, Gustavo Bastos Lyra, Friedrich Wilhelm Herms, and Marcel Carvalho Abreu
  4. Building Capacity for Evaluating SDG6 in Belgian Development Cooperation Programs: the Water Nexus Project.
    Alice Alonso, J. Cools, L. Diels, M.A. Eurie Forio, P. Goethals, T. Ho Long, J. Huge, A. Marx, P. Meire, B. Muys, M. Vanclooster, B. Verbist, and S. Vlaeminck
  5. Food for Thought on Metric Determination at the Water-Agriculture Nexus in Northern Senegal
    Ana-Maria Murphy-Teixidor
  6. Food-Energy-Water Nexus and Green Infrastructure: a Theoretical Connection
    Nastaran Tebyanian and Lisa Lulo
  7. Imperative of Gender and Inclusion to urban water services: Prospects and Challenges
    Mary Omble Wuya
  8. Strategies for Effective Water Management in Health Care (HC) Sector in Sri Lanka
    Sabrina Nazeer, W.G.S.S. Priyalal, and P.A.D. Rajini
  9. The Interconnection of Water-Energy-Food and Sustainable Livelihood. A Case Study on Pinglin District in Taiwan.
    Folashade Olasiyan

Good Practices in Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation, and Resilience

  1. ‘New Multilateralism’: An Obligation for Climate Change
    Harmanjeet Singh Sohi, Sukhpreet Kaur, Amarbir Singh Athwal, and Jaspreet Kaur
  2. A model to address adaptation of agricultural systems to climate change
    Antonio Boggia, Lucia Rocchi, Gianluca Massei, Anna Laura Freschini, and Luisa Paolotti
  3. Blockchain enabled Carbon Emission Trading in India
    Dibyajyoti Dash, Atul Rawat, and Ashish Ranjan
  4. Climate Change Challenges in Urban Planning: The Role of Green Environment for Sustainable Workplace Engagement and Business Enterprise Growth
    Martyna Surma
  5. Climate Change Litigation: Criticizing the Past, Perspectives of the Present, and Denouements of the Future
    Ajeeth Srinivas Kannan and Varsha Karunananth
  6. Contribution of Bamboo Cultivation for Disaster Risk Reduction & Livelihood in Coastal Areas of Bangladesh
    Gholam Azam, Liu Siyu, and Ahmed Md. Zahir
  7. Future Climate Wealth of Nations’ Winners and Losers
    Julia Puaschunder
  8. Greenness and Resilience to Social and Built Environmental Issues
    Gibran Mancus, Andrea Cimino, Md. Zabir Hasan, Catherine Carlson, Jacquelyn Campbell, Physics Sharps, and Jamila Stockman
  9. Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change Risks among smallholder farmers: A Case-Study from Southwest Nigeria
    Anthony Kola-Olusanya
  10. Place, Perception, or Politics? Measuring U.S. Urban-Rural Natural Disaster Resilience Capacity
    Titiksha Fernandes, Christina M. Danis, and Onah P. Thompson
  11. Resilience of Ecosystem-Dependent Coastal Communities for SDG 14 in Indonesia
    Tukul Rameyo Adi, Andreas A. Hutahaean, and Jl. MH. Thamrin
  12. The Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) breathing technique – its inclusion as a good practice to combat climate change
    Divya Kanchibhotla

Good Practices in Sustainable Food Production

  1. Advancing Sustainable Food-Water Security: Implementing Tanzanian National Policy at the Basin Scale
    Andrew Warner
  2. Climate Change and its Impacts on Sustainable Food Production in Sub-Saharan Africa Region: Issues, Challenges and Options
    Abimbola Owolabi
  3. Climate Change and Productivity in Sub Saharan Africa
    Adebunmi Oduyoye-Ejumedia and Patrick Efe Ejumedia
  4. Effects of agribusiness support program on post harvest losses and food secularity among smallholder farmers in Sub-saharan Africa: Evidence from maize and beans value chains in Nyagatare District, Rwanda
    Olugbade Omotajo, Olanrewaju Olaniyan, and Jean-Claude Mudahunga
  5. Food Security And Agriculture, The Socioeconomic Footprint In Latin America: Guatemala, Colombia and Brazil
    Maria Martinez
  6. Industrial Agriculture and Rural Poverty
    Nagwa Awad
  7. Land tenure, soil water conservation technology and household welfare linkages in Nigeria.
    Ewere Anyokwu
  8. Partnering towards sustainable food systems: Sustainable Animal Protein
    Gabriela Burian, Steven Brock, Pipa Elias, Greg Gershuny, Jerry Hatfield, Brett Kaysen, Marty Matlock, Dan Northrup, LaKisha Odom, John Reilly, Chuck Rice, Mickey Rubin, Alain Vidal, Ying Wang, Eric Witiw, and Nick Goeser
  9. Social farming for sustainable development
    Gian Luca Bagnara, Maria Teresa Mengarelli, Edoardo Bagnara, and
    Carlo Bagnara
  10. Soilless farming for fostering sustainable food production: Exploring economic opportunities for youth in Nigeria.
    Chinonso Onwunali and Samson Ogbole
  11. Sustainable food production: a contribution of the field of architecture
    Mariana Saraiva de Melo Pinheiro and André Araújo Almeirda
  12. Youth Participation in Sustainable Production and Marketing of Maize and its Influence on Household Poverty in Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria.
    Oluwafemi Odesola, Oluwafemi Odesola, and Omonona Bolarinwa

Good Practices in the Energy Sector: Modeling and Simulation, Case-Studies, and Capacity Building

  1. Choosing energy supply options for rural communities: an MCDA approach
    Luís Peres Neves and Oscar Mauricio Sigüencia Sigüenza
  2. Design framework for a climate responsive façade system: Design decision making and uncertainty analysis
    Shahrzad Soudian and Umberto Berardi
  3. Economic feasibility of waste-to-energy project in the Philippines using real option approach
    Casper Agaton, Charmaine Guno, Resy Villanueva, and Riza Villanueva
  4. Emissions mitigation by infrastructure improvement and increased renewables share on electricity grid
    Panagiotis Karvounis, Antonella Savarese, Carla Sahori Seefoo Jarquin, Negar Namazifard, and Domenico Gioffre
  5. Hybrid Energy Storage Integration with Artificial Intelligence to support Remote Communities
    Stephane Bilodeau, Michael L. Carty, and Art Vatsky
  6. Modelling the impacts of climate change on Canadian building energy demand
    Pouriya Jafarpur and Umberto Berardi
  7. Roadmap to 2050: A Manual for Nations to Decarbonize by 2050
    Paolo Carnevale
  8. Synthesis of low cast copper zinc tin sulfide (CZTS) materials using surfactant for efficient and sustainable solar harvest
    Nathan David and Nnabuike Ezukwoke
  9. The OSeMOSYS teaching kit – an example of open educational resources to support sustainable development
    Saga Kubulenso, Eunice Pereira Ramos, and Mark Howells

Indigenous Approaches to Sustainable Development

  1. Conflict and Sustainability: A Case Study of the Trio Indigenous Peoples from the Suriname Amazon
    Gwendolyn Smith and Elena P. Bastidas
  2. Country-specific Approach to Sustainable Development: the Asian Pacific Funding Models for Social Enterprise.
    Irimiya Arigu Emmanuel
  3. Empowerment and Right-based Approaches for Indigenous Communities in the South American Gran Chaco
    Martin Coria, Silvana Faillace, Martin Coria, Agustina Ramos Mejia, and Gabriel Seghezzo
  4. Indigenous Governance of Development in Australia: Sustainability, Innovation and Self-Determination
    Diane Smith
  5. Indigenous Traditional Approaches to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
    Folawiyo Kareem Olajoku
  6. Indigenous Treaties and the SDGs: Lessons from Canada
    Alexandra Harrington and Marie-Claire Cordonier
  7. OSDI’s Poverty Alleviation Model
    Aasim Siddiqui
  8. Redefining Tourism Through an Indigenous Rights-Based Approach
    Henok Alemneh
  9. Sustainable Urban Living – Role of Eco-friendly Practices and People’s Participation
    Divya Kanchibhotla
  10. Tâpwêwin “great and careful consideration”: An Indigenous Partnership Research Protocol
    Taylor Wilson, Ashley Saulog, Nontokozo Ndlovu, and Rachel Kalaba

Pedagogy & Delivery Methods for Sustainability Education, Training, and Outreach

  1. Analyzing Student Perceptions of Success in Sustainable Development MOOCs
    Neha Sharma
  2. Inclusive Education and the unique experiment at KISS Odisha
    Nikita Ahya and Achyuta Samanta
  3. Mindscapes and Landscapes: Grounding Sustainability Learning and Socio-Ecological Systems Education Under the Feet of Africa’s Youth
    Robert Offei Manteaw
  4. Sustainable development tertiary education and training: Strengthening the transformative learning experience
    Gitanjali Bedi
  5. Cultivating Peace through Teaching History in Rwandan Secondary Schools: Opportunities and Challenges
    Brittany Fried
  6. Integrating a Social Change Skills Framework in Higher Education with a Systems Perspective of the UN SDG’s
    William Schulz
  7. Can theory-U be a valid model to design a university course for transdisciplinary SDGs education? A retrospective view on the “Value Creator” course in the Bachelor of Business Administration at Windesheim Honours College.
    Giulia Sonetti and María García Alvarez
  8. Whakawhitinga kōrero: Interdisciplinary video dialogues on sustainability
    Tonya Sweet, Andrea Milligan, and Meegan Hall
  9. Achieving sustainability one student at a time
    Milton Villarroel
  10. Technology for Development: A Solar Powered and Open Source ICT Training Proposal for Rural Namibia
    Cedar Wolf
  11. Experiences of an NGO Advancing Education for Sustainable Development in Rural China
    Pat Yang
  12. Drop the PPTs and pull out the board game: An educational tool to bring the 2030 Agenda to life
    Diego Zubillaga
  13. The knowledge of SDGs through audiovisual tools
    Carmen Parra and Yolanda Cruz
  14. Buying into sustainability
    Jan Beyne and Lars Moratis
  15. Pedagogical methodologies to achieve SDGs in developing economies
    Aram Yeretzian
  16. Habitat Marte as a tool to promote the SDG in higher education
    Julio Rezende
  17. The SDG Impact Assessment Tool – a free online tool for self-assessments of impacts on Agenda 2030
    Martin Eriksson, Anders Ahlbäck, Mathias Gustavsson, Nina Silow, and Jan Pettersson

Population, Sustainability, and Intergenerational Transfers

  1. Impacts of Population, Climate Change and Governance on Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in Nigeria
    Victoria Foye

Responsible Consumption and Production

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Social and Solidarity Economy: Case Study of South Korea
    Suyeon Lee
  2. Circular Communities: Melrose Commons – A Circular City Vision Plan for a Low-Income Residential Neighborhood in the South Bronx
    Isil Akgul
  3. Value Chain Analysis in Lampung Province, Indonesia
    Emily Teleposky, Sara Zaghloul, Zoe Masterpole, and Joshua Thompson
  4. SDGs in Action in Agroforestry Systems in Indonesia
    Elim Sritaba
  5. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the Hard Apple Cider Production System
    Meghann Smith and Pankaj Lal
  6. Ethical Issues in Food Marketing Towards Children
    Quynh Dang
  7. The Production-Consumption Dilemma: What It Is and What To Do About It
    John Dilyard
  8. Integrating the SDGs into core of corporate sustainability
    Katrin Muff and Barbara Dubach
  9. SENSE:Systemic Enquiry,Norm for Sustainable Equity
    Sai Dharani Kamireddy
  10. Pathways to Transition to a Circular Textile Economy in Australia
    Aleasha Mcallion and Julie Boulton
  11. Water Stewardship in the Textile Sector: Lessons Learned from Projects in China, India, Turkey, and Vietnam
    Angela Renata Cordeiro Ortigara, Alexis Morgan, and Laila Petrie

SDG Partnerships and Whole-of-Society Engagement

  1. Bringing Forward the Left Behind: Impact of Male Out-migration on Women in Hill Districts of Uttarakhand
    Prakriti Sharma and Smriti Das
  2. Challenges for Sustainable Development in the Post Conflict in Colombia
    Johon Gutiérrez Jaraba, Fabio Perez Márquez, Gina Angulo Blanquicett, and Libis Valdez
  3. Comparing practical SDG partnerships in Wales and Sweden
    Rafael Waters and Peter Sävblom
  4. Data for Good: Innovative ways the UAE is joining hands for a better world
    Marwa Elkabbany, Christiaan Coetzee, and Muna Al Mazrouei
  5. Developing a framework to identify priorities for climate services at national scale: A top-down approach for the agricultural sector
    Dannie Dinh and John Furlow
  6. Evaluation of a project performance in terms of the SDGs
    Norichika Kanie
  7. Exactly How to Build Hyper Local Conservation Action into Greater Regional Momentum
    Clayton Ferrara and Chris Castro
  8. Learnings and reflections from Sustainable Antioquia: A Colombian pioneer experience of SDG localization
    Jenny Melo-Velasco, Sergio Andrés Tobón O., Laura Villa, Jorge Andrés Calle, Nataly Hernández, Viviana Restrepo, Maria Isabel Arango, Nicolás Molina, and Carlos Viviescas
  9. Localizing the SDGs at the Governorate level in Egypt
    Hanan Girgis and Magued Osman
  10. Modelling and Assesing Multi-Stakeholder Relationships: The Case of Collaboration in Global Public-Private Partnerships
    Antonio Reyes
  11. Multi-stakeholder Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals: The Case of Ireland
    Aparajita Banerjee, Enda Murphy, and Patrick Paul Walsh
  12. SDG Partnerships and Whole-of-Society Engagement: The Case of Bangladesh
    Syed Munir Khasru, Avia Nahreen, and Amit Datta Roy
  13. Tracking the SDGs at Whole-of-Society Levels: A Systems Thinking Approach
    Alaphia Wright
  14. Women Empowerment Issues in Indonesia’s Coastal Areas
    Nurmala Kartini Panjaitan Sjahrir

SDGs: Making Trade-offs and Synergies Transparent

  1. Indicators and Targets of the Agenda 2030: do they all play on the same team?
    Laura Cavalli, Sergio Vergalli, and Mia Alibegovic
  2. Leave no one behind? Seeking transparency in UK Aid for Trade
    Jennifer Melvin
  3. Romancing the SDGs: Matching concepts with implementations (Case study Indonesia)
    Dwi Amalia Sari, HanShe Lim, and Ikhtaria Syaziah

Stakeholder and Community Engagement for Sustainable Urban Change

  1. Community Engagement for Sustainable Neighborhood Transformation: the Case Study of VIVA O CENTRO – Natal – Brazil
    Alvaro Oliveira, Julio Francisco Dantas de Rezende and Irani Santos
  2. Integrated Project for the Management of the Maritime Waterfront of Fortaleza- Orla Project 2018
    Ticiana Gadelha Ponte and Ana Cecília Serpa Braga
  3. MultipliCity and SDGs: Community Management and Engagement Platform
    Gabriela Fernandez, Paul Hoekman, and Carolin Bellstedt
  4. South Africa’s Green Transition? The Case of Atlantis Greentech Special Economic Zone
    Pádraig Carmody
  5. SDG Spanish Cities Index
    Javier García López, Raffaele Sisto, Inés Sánchez de Madariaga, Carlos Mataix, and Julio Lumbreras
  6. Tracking Sustainable Development Goals in Urban Slums using SMAART framework
    Ashish Joshi, Bhavya Malhotra, Menka Loomba, Archa Misra, Shruti Sharma, Chioma Amadi, and Arushi Arora
  7. What Makes a City Sustainable: The Importance of Stakeholder and Community Engagement
    John Dilyard

The Role of National and Transnational Knowledge Cooperation in the Implementation of the SDGsBridging the North-South knowledge divide through transnational knowledge cooperation

  1. Bridging the North-South knowledge divide through transnational knowledge cooperation
    Johanna Vogel and Anna Schwachula
  2. Leadership as networks: The case of the South African SDG Hub
    Willem Fourie
  3. Network building for SDSN Indonesia: Lessons Learned from Rewards.
    Jatna Supriatna, Lisa Wijayanti, Cokorda Dewi, Gouri Mumpuni, Cherie Nursalim
  4. SDGs Embrapa´s Network: contributions to Agenda 2030
    Fabio Diniz, Loiva Maria Ribeiro de Mello, André Carlos Cau dos Santos, and Valéria Sucena Hammes
  5. SUMAS K-Net: Energy, Environment and Social Sustainability Knowledge-Network
    Antonio Rodriguez Martinez, Esmeralda Cervantes Rendón, David Castrejón, and Rosenberg J. Romero
  6. The world as commons: a cultural-cognitive framework for sustainability
    Francesca Sabatini and Michele Trimarchi

The Role of Transport in Achieving the SDGs

  1. A CFD model to obtain human exposure to direct vehicular emissions in a street-canyon with different mitigation strategies: preliminary results
    Juan Zavala
  2. How to implement greener commuting to universities – a campus case study from Schwäbisch Hall as contribution to achieving the SDGs
    Wanja Wellbrock, Erika Müller, and Benjamin Högele

Transforming the Higher Education System to Accelerate SDG Implementation

  1. A regional approach to addressing SDGs: Postgraduate Education and Research in Africa
    Graham Harrison and Maulshree Gangwar
  2. Back to the Future: Implementing the SDGs in Canadian francophone academia
    Mohamed Cheriet, Luce Beaulieu, Liliana Diaz, Daniel Forget, Olivier Riffon, and Issam Telahigue
  3. Capacity Building for Sustainable Development in Small Island States through Science and Technology Research and Education
    Eric Mijts and Patrick Arens
  4. Creating Sustainable Mindsets
    Jan Beyne and Lars Moratis
  5. From multi-actor partnerships to innovation platforms: the case of Alianza Shire and Lab Shire
    Javier Mazorra, Manuel Pastor, Ander Arzamendi, Jaime Moreno, Xosé Ramil, and Carlos Mataix
  6. Innovation driven by the Sustainable Development Goals and International Multidisciplinary Teams
    Carlos Vinajera, John Spengler, and Ramon Sanchez
  7. Inspiring Leadership in the Academic Community – Newton Smart Campus Case Study
    Andreia Sant’Anna
  8. Nigerian Universities and the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals: Problems, Issues and Prospects
    David Nwogbo
  9. The role of the university in the development of SDGs practices
    Longinos Marín Rives, Inés López López, and Alicia Rubio Bañón
  10. Universities Engagement Driving Delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals: Social Enterprise
    Wendy Purcell, John D. Spengler, and Teresa Chahine