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Amy Ho: Collaboration

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Amy Ho: Collaboration

  1. 1. © Copyright National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved. COLLABORATION ISCN PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP ON NEXT GEN SUSTAINABILITY 1 JUNE 2014
  2. 2. © Copyright National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved. Collaboration Models - Now Within the university Within the city / state / country With global partners
  3. 3. © Copyright National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved. Collaboration within the University – A Snapshot of Sustainability Activities Operations Teaching Research
  4. 4. © Copyright National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved. Faculties Departments Campus Planners Building Project Managers Students Student Residents Student Interest Groups Alumni External Suppliers / Contractors F&B Operators Within the University – Collaboration Framework
  5. 5. © Copyright National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved. Case Study – Yale University •  Pilot  projects  in  2009  and  2010/2011  to  test  the   concept  of    faculty-­‐  and  department-­‐level   sustainability  planning   •  Department-­‐level  plans  complements  and   supports  the  overall  Yale  Sustainability  Strategic   Plan  2013-­‐2016   •  Six  completed  plans  and  five  working  draGs,   reflecJng  on  operaJonal  prioriJes  as  well  as  how   sustainability  relates  to  the  discipline  of  the   department  –  laLer  is  criJcal  to  engaging  and   empowering  students  and  staff      
  6. 6. © Copyright National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved. Faculties Departments Campus Planners Building Project Managers Students Student Residents Student Interest Groups Alumni External Suppliers / Contractors F&B Operators Within the University – Collaboration Framework
  7. 7. © Copyright National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved. Collaboration Within the City / State / Country Within the city / state / country
  8. 8. © Copyright National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved. Industry / Private Sector Municipal / Government Agencies Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Other Universities Collaboration Within the City / State / Country
  9. 9. © Copyright National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved. Case Study – EPFL •  EPFL’s  new  SwissTech  ConvenJon  Center  has   been  equipped  with  a  glass  façade  composed  of   dye  solar  cells   •  This  innovaJve  solar  installaJon  is  funded  by   Romande  Energie,  one  of  the  major  power   distributors  in  Switzerland.   •  This  visually  compelling  300m2  installaJon  will  be   a  demonstraJon  of  the  potenJal  of  this  kind  of   solar  technology  and  the  first  step  in  their  large-­‐ scale  producJon  and  use.      
  10. 10. © Copyright National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved. Industry / Private Sector Municipal / Government Agencies Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Other Universities Collaboration within the city / state / country
  11. 11. © Copyright National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved. Case Study – University of Milan and Politecnico of Milan •  The  University  of  Milan  has  taken  part  in  the   project  “CITTA’  STUDI  -­‐  Sustainable  Campus”  for   three  years  with  the  Politecnico  of  Milano.       •  ObjecJve  is  to  redevelop  a  city  district  (called  just   "CiLà  Studi")  in  the  light  of  the  principles  of   sustainability,  allowing  the  two  UniversiJes  to   experiment  ideas  and  strategies  to  be   disseminated  to  other  locaJons     •  Roundtable  set  up  to  focus  on  sustainability   issues  relaJng  to  health  and  food,  as  these  topics   impact  the  lifestyles  and  health  of  the  campus   community   •  Supported  by  a  survey  that  involves   approximately  100,000  students  on  the   campuses  of  the  two  universiJes.    
  12. 12. © Copyright National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved. With global partners Collaboration with Global Partners
  13. 13. © Copyright National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved.
  14. 14. © Copyright National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved. New Collaboration Models – Going Forward Within the university Within the city / state / country With global partners HOW DIFFERENT WILL IT LOOK?
  15. 15. © Copyright National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved. •  How impactful, transformative, effective are they? •  How do they reflect the university’s mission, culture and relevance to society? •  How do we “sustain” such collaborations ie endure the test of time? •  What type of staffing do we need, to make these collaborations a reality? Defining New Collaboration Models - Key Questions to Ask
  16. 16. © Copyright National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved. •  Identifying collaborators / partners and forming the coalition •  Creating the sense of urgency •  Creating and communicating the collective vision •  Bringing our own people alongside •  Planning for and creating short-term wins •  Institutionalizing the (new) collaborative approaches Overcoming Hurdles and Obstacles
  17. 17. © Copyright National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved. COLLABORATION VENUE : 32-144 FACILITATOR : AMY HO Amy Ho | Director of Environmental Sustainability | amy.ho@nus.edu.sg

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