Patagonia

2019 ~ Present | Chilean Government, University de Santiago de Chile, Tompkins Conservation, Yellowstone Forever, Yellowstone National Park, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Goals

On January 29, 2018, the ten million acre Patagonia National Park system was born. The goal of this VIP project is to develop and execute a Strategic Sustainability Plan for this new park in collaboration with the Chilean government, US philanthropic organizations, and Yellowstone National Park. Themes include water and energy, transportation, education and communication, waste management, leadership, and business practices.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Establishing a sustainable infrastructure, systems thinking that integrates conservation with economic development, and balancing technology with culture.

Methods and Technologies

  • Sustainability Planning
  • Architecture
  • Civil/Environmental Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Logistics
  • Energy
  • Ecotourism
  • Best Management Practices

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Architecture
  • Biology
  • Business Administration, Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Economics
  • Science, Technology, and Society

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Background/interest in Planning, Architecture, Sciences, Engineering, Business, Policy, Management. Experience with or willingness to learn sustainability planning and sustainable management practices.

Meeting Schedule & Location

Time: 

10:10-11:00

Meeting Location: 

Van Leer 483B

Meeting Day: 

Wednesday

Team Advisors

Dr. Paula Gómez (GTRI)
Kevin Caravati (GTRI)
Robert Wallace (GTRI)
Amanda Lai (Env. Engineering)

Partner(s) and Sponsor(s)

Chilean Government, University de Santiago de Chile, Tompkins Conservation, Yellowstone Forever, Yellowstone National Park, Georgia Tech Research Institute