Developing a public sanitation plan for a community in India

Thirteen graduate students participated in an interdisciplinary studio through the UB School of Architecture and Planning that brought them to Maradu India in January, 2015 for three weeks to collect data that will inform a public sanitation plan for the community there. Students from the Schools of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Public Health and Health Professions, and Architecture and Planning met with government officials, interviewed local residents, and collected data to assist in advancing poor infrastructure that causes severe public health issues. Students were supported by Community for Global Health Equity funds and received instruction from Global Health Equity Co-leads Drs. Samina Raja and Korydon Smith.