Botswana Tackles Wastewater Treatment and Solid Waste Management Collection Issues Through an EPIC Partnership with the University of Botswana

In November 2020, the University of Botswana and the Gaborone City Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding to share and exchange knowledge, resources, and information. Using the EPIC Model as their guide, the City Council and the University decided to work together to achieve development in multiple areas including waste management, environmental sustainability, and climate […]

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Creating Sustainable Solutions to Waste Management, Natural Disasters, and Invasive Species Outbreaks through EPIC Partnership in Durban

Many African cities are currently struggling to deal with issues such as resource scarcity, waste management, and environmental sustainability[SA1] [SO2] , all of which are likely to be worsened by climate change. EThekwini Municipality, more commonly known as Durban, in South Africa is no different. The population of Durban in the province of KwaZulu-Natal is growing rapidly. […]

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Lusaka’s Expanding EPIC Partnerships Look to Solve Capacity Issues 

Like many other African cities, Lusaka is facing rapid urbanization and various challenges related to inequality, climate change, economic opportunity, and service delivery. The city is faced with limited technical capacity to deliver essential services to all 3.3 million people and with a growth rate of about 5% annually, Lusaka’s Local Authority is unable to […]

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Waste management for slum settlements in Mbale City: A search for sustainable solutions 

Mbale is currently facing a waste management crisis. While the city has a waste dumping site controlled by Mbale City Council, the site is not optimized as its management is neither efficient nor effective. The entrance to the site is often blocked by waste that is not routinely cleared, which affects movement of waste management […]

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Building local climate resilience through mangrove restoration in Western Liberia

Grand Cape Mount County in Western Liberia is home to Lake Piso. This large lake accommodates a sizable mangrove forest that is essential to the lake’s ecosystem and village areas as it provide protection against erosion and absorbs harmful storm surges. One of the biggest advantages of the mangrove forest is its ability to sequester […]

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Harare Plans to Address Deteriorating Environmental Conditions Through Phytoremediation, Awareness Campaigns, and Sustainable Municipality Growth

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The city of Harare, Zimbabwe has experienced a steady deterioration of environmental conditions. The city’s water has become contaminated with organic pollutants leading to higher nitrate and phosphate levels causing fish deaths. The situation seems to be made worse by water treatment challenges despite large efforts to upgrade the Morton Jeoffre water treatment plant. A […]

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Greening Tijuana’s Parks Sustainable Design Solutions

This report details the results of student work in collaboration with the Tijuana Environmental Protection Office and the Sage Project at San Diego State University (SDSU) to improve the conditions of two existing city parks in Tijuana, Mexico. The main improvement goals were related to sustainability, community empowerment, safety, and erosion control. Through Sage Project […]

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National City Marina District (1/3)

The necessary knowledge and resources for the following land use analysis reports were acquired through an upper division Geography 572 course titled “Land Use Analysis” taught by Professor Diana Richardson. The groups created development proposals within the given project site in the National City Marina District that considered existing and potential land use opportunities. The […]

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Visitor Center at North Station 100% Submittal

LAR Construction presents this report for the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve (SMER) Visitor’s Center located in the mountains of Temecula, CA about 60 miles North of San Diego State University. We are working alongside the SMER team to present to interested donors a complete submittal so that they can decide on whether or not they […]

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