Undergraduate Engaged Research Programs

Rust to Green Binghamton: Living with Water Initiative

In 2014, Cornell launched a project in Binghamton as part of its Rust to Green initiative that was created to foster sustainable community development in post-industrial cities in upstate New York. The initiative in Binghamton, Living with Water, is a community-engaged research project addressing the city’s vulnerability to climate change and flooding. Binghamton experienced record flooding in 2006 and 2011, and this project uses a variety of research strategies to engage local and state government officials with residents and artists to achieve community flood resilience. Working with faculty at Cornell and Binghamton University, the students interview residents who were affected by the 2011 flood. Students also assess the impact a new play, which explores living with water, has on community development and flood resilience.

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Undergraduate Engaged Research Programs

Expanding the number of students involved in established community-engaged research.

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