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Ashly Spevacek and Sam Tabory join the staff at Sustainable Healthy Cities

May 19, 2017

Please join us in welcoming the two newest members of our Network staff, Ashly Spevacek and Sam Tabory. They join us to support our research and administrative tasks as we bid farewell to Katja Kruit, who has accepted a new position and returned to the Netherlands. We wish Katja the best in her new opportunity! … Read more

Kara Kockelman part of UT Austin team to address U.S. transportation challenges

May 12, 2017

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is one of four institutions selected by the National Science Foundation to partner with government agencies and private companies to tackle the nation’s most pressing transportation challenges. UT Austin has joined the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for Efficient Vehicles and Sustainable … Read more

Virtual Forum: Elliott, Motzny and Foster discuss Water-Wastewater and Stormwater-Green Infrastructure, Pt. 2

April 20, 2017

Join us Friday, 4/21, for a discussion on: Water-Wastewater and Stormwater-Green Infrastructure, Pt.2: Research on Environment, Health, and Well-Being for Urban Green Infrastructure Led by: Robert Elliott and Amy Motzny (Columbia University, Advisor: Dr. Patricia Culligan) & Alec Foster (University of Michigan, Advisor: Josh Newell) Friday April 21, 2:30 to 4:30 PM Central To view or join the discussion on … Read more

Virtual Forum: Water-Wastewater and Stormwater-Green Infrastructure, Pt. 1

April 14, 2017

Join us today, Friday, 4/14, for a discussion on: Water-Wastewater and Stormwater-Green Infrastructure, Pt.1: Led by: Dr. Paige Novak (University of Minnesota) & Dr. Lut Raskin (University of Michigan) Discussing: What does (and can and should) wastewater treatment look like in the context of an integrated, distributed FEWS network? Friday April 14, 2:30 to 4:30 PM Central To view or … Read more

Virtual Forum: Richard Plunz and Dana Boyer discuss Urban Agriculture and Food Systems

April 12, 2017

Join us Wednesday, 4/12, for a discussion on: Urban Agriculture and Food Systems, Pt. 2: Led by: Prof. Richard Plunz (Columbia University) Discussing: The Food System in New York City & Dana Boyer (PhD, University of Minnesota) Discussing: What is the Contribution of City Actions on  Environmental Impacts on Urban Food Systems? Wednesday April 12, 11:15 to 12:30 PM Central To view … Read more

Student Feature: Ecosystem Services of Urban Farms by Xinyu Liu and Varsha Gopalakrishnan

April 11, 2017

Xinyu Liu and Varsha Gopalakrishnan, PhD students in Prof. Bhavik Bakshi’s group at The Ohio State University work on integrating the role of ecosystem services into engineering design and decision making. Their work is motivated by the thinking that all engineered products and processes can be economically viable while respecting ecological limits. They use concepts … Read more

Virtual Forum: Transportation Design & Policy for Sustainable Healthy Cities (Pt.2)

March 23, 2017

Join us Friday for a discussion on: Transportation Design & Policy for Sustainable Healthy Cities, Pt. 2: Potential Outcomes from (Shared, Electric) Automated Vehicles Led by: Frank Douma (University of Minnesota) & Dr. Kara Kockelman (University of Texas at Austin) Friday March 24, 2:30 to 4:30PM Central To view or join the discussion on Friday: Join Here, Access Code: 383-419-437. … Read more

Student Feature: Turning waste into biofuel by Shilva Shrestha and Xavier Fonoll at UMich

March 22, 2017

Shilva Shrestha, a current PhD student, and Xavier Fonoll, a post-doctoral fellow, in Professor Lutgarde Raskin’s research group at the University of Michigan, started a collaborative project between the University of Michigan, the University of Hawaii, and the University of Barcelona.  They started working as a visiting master’s student and a visiting PhD student, respectively, … Read more

External Advisory Committee visits University of Minnesota for annual review meeting

March 13, 2017

On March 7-8, the SRN’s External Advisory Committee (EAC) met with lead faculty and staff in Minneapolis. The EAC, led by Raj Rajan from Ecolab, has members from industry, government and academia who review the Network’s progress.Faculty presented research results and outreach activities from the past year, and the EAC provided feedback on how the … Read more

Virtual Forum: Transportation Design & Policy for Sustainable Healthy Cities – Part 1

March 09, 2017

Join us Friday for a discussion on: Transportation Design and Policy for Sustainable Healthy Cities, Pt.1: Outcomes from Land Use, Transit, and Bicycling Led by: Anu Ramaswami (University of Minnesota) Discussing: Summary of lessons from previous classes on Energy, transitioning to Transportation, Wedge analysis paper (2:30-3:00) Jueyu Wang and Greg Lindsey (University of Minnesota) Discussing: Bikesharing (3:00-3:40) &  Xinyi Wu & Jason Cao … Read more


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