Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.09
Liaison Lissette Hernandez
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Florida International University
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alexandra Dutton
Program Manager
Office of University Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
CARTA Innovation Lab

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Housed in the FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts Miami Beach Urban Studios at 420 Lincoln Road, the CARTA Innovation Lab brings 3D printing technologies to new research in music, arts, design, theatre, and communication arts for the advancement of FIU students and faculty, our communities, and the world.

CARTA has a Climate Change Studio which focuses on building resilience through adaptation and mitigation. This studio focuses on the human environment in the tropics and subtropics. The CARTA team works to investigate, interpret, and design strategies for adaptation and resilience over the coming century. Through the unique lens of communication, the arts, design, and their associated technologies and ecologies, CARTA engages in multi-disciplinary education, research, creative work, service and engagement in response to the complex challenges posed by climate change and sea level rise.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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