News & Events

POLICY ENGAGEMENT: SHC Researchers Collaborate on City-Wide Food Action Plan in Minneapolis

April 19, 2019

SHCN Director Anu Ramaswami and Innovation Manager Dana Boyer are bringing urban food systems research they are leading at the University of Minnesota to a city-wide, multi-stakeholder food policy action … Read more

POLICY ENGAGEMENT: SHC Director Presents at First Ever UN Environment Assembly Cities Summit

March 25, 2019

The UN Environment Programme and UN Habitat hosted the first-ever Cities Summit at the 4th UN Environment Assembly (UNEA)  in Nairobi, Kenya earlier this month. SHCN Director, Anu Ramaswami, was … Read more

NEW STUDY: In East Harlem, Community Gardens Provide More Than Food

January 10, 2019

SHCN faculty researcher Ben Orlove, of Columbia University, is a co-author of a new study of 35 community gardens in East Harlem considering questions of motivation and social value. Read … Read more

CONVENING: SHC Participates in International Workshops to Advance Science of Co-production

December 18, 2018

Sustainable Healthy Cities (SHC) Network research manager Sam Tabory recently participated in two workshops on the topic of co-production for knowledge and research advancement with practice and policy communities. The … Read more

EDUCATION: Certificates Awarded in Sustainable Healthy Cities’ Education Program

December 06, 2018

The Sustainable Healthy Cities (SHC) Network would like to congratulate the students, postdocs and staff who earned its Graduate Education Certificate in Integrated Infrastructure Solutions for Sustainable, Healthy and Livable … Read more

CONVENING: Science-Policy Dialogue on Metrics for Equity and Livability in Sustainable Cities

October 26, 2018

The Sustainable Healthy Cities (SHC) Network hosted a workshop October 16-17, 2018 with twenty-five city and policy partners to discuss concepts and metrics for livability and equity in sustainable cities. … Read more

NEW STUDY: Can Local Food Production Meet Household Demand? A Look at 377 US Metros

August 13, 2018

Many US metro areas already have capacity today to be fully self-sufficient for key food items. What does this mean for urban agriculture and the eat-local movement? A new study … Read more

POLICY ENGAGEMENT: Tracking Urban-to-Global SDG Infrastructure Linkages at UN High Level Political Forum

June 25, 2018

The Sustainable Healthy Cities Network, together with the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, will host a side event at the 2018 United Nations High Level Political Forum on  Sustainable … Read more

CONVENING: SHC Researchers Attend Prestigious 2018 Industrial Ecology Gordon Research Conference; Focus on Sustainable Development Goals

June 13, 2018

Sustainable Healthy Cities (SHC) researchers from the University of Minnesota and the University of Michigan attended the 2018 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) and Gordon Research Seminar for Industrial Ecology, held … Read more

CONVENING: SHC Hosts Successful Internal Research Retreat and External Advisory Committee Meeting

May 21, 2018

May 9th through 11th , the Sustainable Healthy Cities Network  (SHC) hosted a successful internal research planning retreat as well as an annual meeting of its external advisory committee. More … Read more