In 2004, Hermann and colleagues in Bangladesh and India founded the Institute for Sustainable Urban Societies (ISUS), an international coalition of educators, urban designers, landscape architects, scientists and engineers that addresses the complex environmental, social and economic issues facing cities, particularly the dense metropolises in endangered coastal zones. At conferences in the US and Bangladesh, experts have begun to discuss concrete strategies for flood management in urban areas. And in 2006, acting on the conviction that “academic institutions have a fundamental responsibility to prepare the next generation to understand the situation before us,” Hermann launched ISUS’s Sarasvati Environment + Design Education Initiative — a focused education-based response to critical issues at the juncture of culture, economic development and environmental change in the South Asian/Southeast Asian region. Also, Harry Lowd (M.Arch 2003). See here for more information.