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Wellcast: FutureVU and a Healthier You!

May. 18, 2018—Eric Kopstain, Vice Chancellor for Administration at Vanderbilt University, discusses FutureVU, the visionary land use planning initiative at Vanderbilt. He explains the goals of FutureVU and describes the many ways it is enhancing the health and wellness of faculty, staff, and students. Listen here.

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FutureVU releases comprehensive vision for development of campus

May. 17, 2018—A holistic vision for the physical development of campus over the next 20 to 30 years is now available on the FutureVU website. The vision, which can be read in full or as an executive summary, includes long-term projects that affect the entirety of campus and individual campus “neighborhoods.” FutureVU strives to further establish connections...

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Dockless bike-sharing pilot continues through summer; preferred pricing available for VU, VUMC

Apr. 26, 2018—Read the MyVU story here. Vanderbilt’s six-month pilot of a dockless bike-share program enters a new phase on Friday, April 27, marking the end of the first month of the launch designed to bolster the university’s mobility and transportation strategy. The university partnered with ofo to bring 120 bikes to campus on March 27, with rides free for...

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BlueSky visioning session lays foundation for carbon footprint reduction

Apr. 4, 2018—  Nearly 50 people attended Vanderbilt’s first BlueSky visioning session to generate bold and creative approaches for reducing the university’s carbon footprint. FutureVU launched the BlueSky Vision Energy Study in January to identify effective strategies for reducing carbon emissions on campus. Components of the study include, but are not limited to, local and off-site energy generation, utility...

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FutureVU pop-up park to transform Central Neighborhood April 2-6

Apr. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt is turning its Central Neighborhood into an interactive pop-up park April 2-6. The site sits adjacent to Branscomb Quadrangle, the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center and the Engineering and Science Building. The park, created as part of FutureVU, is intended to activate this high-traffic outdoor space and provide opportunities for community events and recreational...

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Vanderbilt and ofo partner to bring dockless bike sharing to campus

Mar. 22, 2018—Kickoff event March 27 to feature bike demos and rider education As part of its ongoing mobility and transportation strategy, Vanderbilt University is launching a six-month pilot of a dockless bike-share program beginning Tuesday, March 27. The university is partnering with ofo, the world’s first and largest dockless bike-share company, to bring 100 bikes to campus. Rides...

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Transit panel series continues; third installment features Kopstain, Getz

Mar. 20, 2018—More than 100 students, faculty, staff and community members attended the third transit forum presented by Vanderbilt this semester. The March 13 event featured Eric Kopstain, vice chancellor for administration; Macolm Getz, associate professor of economics; and other experts who provided insights about Nashville’s proposed transit plan. The event, titled “Additional Perspectives of the Nashville Transit Plan” was hosted...

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Redesigned sustainability report expands focus to include holistic environmental efforts

Mar. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt displays a new emissions baseline in a redesigned version of its annual sustainability report that outlines the university’s environmental impact in 2016. The university’s GHG emissions come from three evenly split sources. Natural gas for the on-campus power plant and individual buildings represents 31 percent; 33 percent is power purchased from Nashville Electric Service;...

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‘Dangers of Climate Change Denial’ topic of lecture March 20

Mar. 14, 2018—Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Pennsylvania State University, will discuss “The Dangers of Climate Change Denial” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room. The talk is free and open to the public. Mann, who serves as director of the Earth System Science Center...

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Vanderbilt experts showcase research at second transit forum

Feb. 28, 2018—Read the MyVU story here. Approximately 110 students, faculty, staff and community members attended the second transit forum presented by Vanderbilt this semester. The forum, held Feb. 23 at the Student Life Center, featured a panel of Vanderbilt professors sharing research that brought further context to Nashville’s proposed transit plan. The event, titled “The Nashville Transit...

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