UW Today

November 29, 2012

News Digest: Faculty Senate vice chair nominations due, carbon efficient cities subject of book

Nomination deadline Monday for vice chair of Faculty Senate
The deadline for nominations for vice chair of the Faculty Senate is 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3. The nominating committee expects to recommend candidates to the Senate executive committee at its Jan. 14 meeting, according to the notice about nominations on the Senate website.

The successful candidate will serve as vice chair during the 2013-2014 academic year, as chair of the Faculty Senate during the 2014-2015 academic year and as chair of the Senate committee on planning and budgeting during the 2015-2016 academic year. This position requires a three year part-time commitment.

‘The Carbon Efficient City’ discusses sustainable development
The Carbon Efficient City” is a new book co-authored by A-P Hurd, who teaches a graduate course on sustainable development and regional economics through the UW Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies. The book considers 10 ways to reduce carbon emissions in cities. Chief among these are reducing consumption, promoting reuse and restoration, coordinating regional transportation and focusing on neighborhoods.

The book was published earlier this year by University of Washington Press. Hurd, a vice president at Touchstone, a commercial real estate development company, explains the book in a UW Press video.