AUA has partnered with the United Nations University’s Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) to test guidelines designed to preserve and restore biodiversity in urban areas through a month-long summer course in Yerevan. The biodiversity guidelines were developed in cooperation with other international organizations and are being piloted in 10 cities worldwide. As part of this multi-city initiative, AUA has organized a summer studio course during which young professionals and graduate students will test the urban biodiversity guidelines in Yerevan. The studio course will be led by the College of Engineering (CoE), Acopian Center for the Environment (ACE), and UrbanLab Yerevan. For more information or to register, contact Alen Amirkhanian at the CoE,