RENEW Alumni

8/19/19
Susan Spierre Clark is a RENEW Policy, Planning and Sustainability Specialist who focuses on decision-making for improving the sustainability and resilience of critical infrastructure systems to climate change. Her research aligns with the Climate Change and Urban Sustainability focus areas, emphasizing the social processes that are required for designing, operating, and managing resilient infrastructure systems which allow for disaster aversion through adaptive responses. She is also a Research Assistant Professor in the RENEW Institute.
8/19/19
"I am excited to be working back in my hometown on green infrastructure projects that enhance the overall quality of life in the city. The Buffalo Sewer Authority is the driving force behind many innovative and sustainable practices which are helping to make Buffalo a model for other rust belt cities who are faced with similar challenges."
8/19/19
“Good governance is central to policy innovation at the local level and collaboration is crucial in executing regional visions. I am excited to participate in the City’s continued implementation of the Five Cities Energy Program and to facilitate community, government and university connections as Buffalo communicates its climate action strategy”.
8/19/19
“I became an engineer to help people transform how they live. It’s a privilege and honor to be part of an organization that lives and act by this motto.”
8/19/19
“Buffalo is my hometown and it has been unbelievable witnessing all of the recent development; I am looking forward to assisting with the City’s energy and transportation modernization.”
8/19/19
I hope to use my interdisciplinary education to better facilitate the transformation of work by environmental experts into effective municipal policy, while incorporating the considerations of economic development, health, and resilience.”
8/19/19
“I became an urban planner because as a native Buffalonian, I know that the environment one grows up in shapes who they are. I want to help shape the built environment and play an active role in Buffalo’s renaissance.”