Learning by walking the territories

Students, professors, and scholars got together at our House of Studies to talk about Sustainable Living Systems and in particular, the case of the Bogotá River.

Students of the Externado Social and Human Sciences Faculty Transdisciplinary Masters in Sustainable Living Systems  Program, professors, academics, experts and individuals interested in ecosystems conservation and protection, gathered to discuss the planet’s most pressing environmental problems.

The academic meeting, held to conclude the first version of the Transdisciplinary Masters in Sustainable Living Systems program, offered a space for students and professors to discuss and share experiences.

As a result of the several field trips to the Bogotá River, the students corroborated the need to convert the River into a sustainable living area, despite the immense difficulties facing this endeavor.

The Transdisciplinary Masters in Sustainable Living Systems focuses on life, rather than economic development, and aims to contribute to the development of knowledge and leadership training.

At the meeting, Gustavo Wilches Chaux, Masters Program professor, stressed the importance of incorporating the Risk Management concept in professional work. He stated the absence of this concept in environmental issues is a serious mistake. He cited the case of Hidroituango, as a clear example of this error.

Also, within the framework of the event, was the launching of the book “Alimentar las Ciudades: Territorios, actores, relaciones” (Feeding cities: territories, actors, and relationships) edited by Sylvie Nail, Professor-Research of the Finance, Government and International Relations Faculty.