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NEW REPORT: Articulating a Next Generation Vision for Sustainable Urban Systems Research to NSF

February 15, 2018

The Advisory Committee on Environmental Research and Education (AC-ERE) to the US National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a new report articulating a next generation vision for sustainable urban systems … Read more

NEW REPORT: Two UN Environment Reports Launched: The Weight of Cities (Global) and Sustainable Infrastructure Transitions in the ASEAN (Southeast Asia)

February 15, 2018

Can we better design cities to support local and global sustainability goals? That is the subject of two new reports recently released by UN Environment including a global report, The … Read more

POLICY ENGAGEMENT: Ecological Landscapes in Cities at the World Urban Forum

February 15, 2018

How can connections between the built environment, natural ecosystems, and urban metabolism be leveraged in cities to advance both local and global sustainability targets? That is the question that Anu … Read more

NEW STUDY: Design Strategies for Maximizing Stormwater Capacity of Urban Tree Pits

January 25, 2018

Sustainable Healthy City researchers Patricia Culligan and Robert Elliott of Columbia University have co-authored a new study  looking at design and management strategies to maximize the stormwater management capacity of … Read more

COMMENTARY: Six Principles for Energy Innovation

January 25, 2018

Sustainable Healthy Cities researcher Gabe Chan has co-authored a commentary piece about key principles of energy innovation in the journal Nature. An excerpt of the commentary as published by the Humphrey … Read more

NEW STUDY: Cities Can Play Important Role in Reducing Environmental Impact of Food Systems

October 05, 2017

A new study published by SRN researchers in the the journal Environmental Science & Technology introduces a methodology for understanding the impact that city-level policy can have on reducing the … Read more

NEW STUDY: Role of Cross-Sector Strategies in City Efforts to Reduce GHG Emissions, Improve Health

October 05, 2017

Based on “bottom-up” emissions data from 637 cities in China–the most comprehensive data set of its kind–a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change  by SRN researchers models … Read more

100+ Attend Sustainable Healthy Cities Workshop on Distributed Infrastructure Futures

October 02, 2017

On August 28th and 29th, the Sustainable Healthy Cities Network hosted 100+ workshop participants at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota including researchers, graduate students, … Read more

Study of Wastewater Treatment and Reuse in Urban Ag Receives Press in India

September 12, 2017

The Indian Express newspaper (link below) reports on a study in Hyderabad, India that identifies the linkages between urban agricultural practices, sewage treatment and reuse, carbon emissions and health. Network … Read more

Camila Merino Franco and Morgan Shultz complete their REU program with the SRN

August 23, 2017

This summer, the Sustainable Healthy Cities network at the University of Minnesota hosted two undergraduate students through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Maria Camila Merino Franco (University of … Read more


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