News & Events

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

Virtual Forum: Chan, Orlove, Curley and Feiock discuss Energy and Urban Infrastructure

March 02, 2017

Join us Friday for a discussion on: Energy and Urban Infrastructure Led by: Gabe Chan (University of Minnesota) Discussing: Community Solar, Financing and Equity (2:30-3:00) Ben Orlove (Columbia University) Discussing: Decision Architecture, Messaging and Energy Conservation (3:00-3:30)  & Cali Curley & Rick Feiock (Florida State University) Discussing: Field Insights Energy Conservation, and future work on Demand Response (3:30-4:00) Friday March 3, 2:30 to 4:30 … Read more

Virtual Panel: Distributed Energy in Cities

February 23, 2017

Join us Friday for a Virtual Panel on: Distributed Energy in Cities Led by: Dan Zimmerle (Colorado State), Sairaj Dhople (University of Minnesota), Vijay Modi (Columbia University), Mo Li (University of Minnesota), & Anu Ramaswami (University of Minnesota) (2:30-3:30) Moderated by Frank Douma (University of Minnesota) Friday February 24, 2:30 to 4:30 PM Central   To view or join the discussion … Read more

Virtual Forum: Ana Vang, Kelly Muellman and Rick Feiock discuss Long-Term Urban Planning, Climate Action, and Health Planning

February 16, 2017

Join us Friday for a discussion on: Long-Term Urban Planning, Climate Action, and Health Planning  Led by: Ana Vang (Policy Associate, Office of St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman) & Kelly Muellman (Sustainability Program Coordinator, City of Minneapolis) Discussing: Long-Term Urban Planning for Sustainability (2:30-3:30) & Rick Feiock (Florida State University) Discussing: Institutional Collective Action Framework (cont’d) (3:30-4:30) Friday February 17, 2:30 to 4:30 PM … Read more

Virtual Forum: Fan and Convertino discuss Urban Form, City Scaling, and City Typologies

February 09, 2017

Join us Friday for a discussion on: Urban Form, City Scaling, and City Typologies  Led by: Yingling Fan  (Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Minnesota) & Matteo Convertino (Asst Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota) Friday February 10, 2:30 to 4:30 PM Central To view or join the discussion on Friday: Join Here, Access Code: 383-419-437. Participants can view … Read more

Virtual Forum: Kirti Das, Rick Feiock and Anu Ramaswami discuss Wellbeing Studies and Social Actor Theories of Change

February 03, 2017

Kirti Das, Rick Feiock and Anu Ramaswami  will discuss Wellbeing Studies and Social Actor Theories during our network’s spring course Friday, February 3, 2017. Kirti Das (University of Minnesota) discussing: Early Results from our Network Studies in Delhi and Minneapolis & Rick Feiock (Florida State University) & Anu Ramaswami (University of Minnesota) discussing: Scenario Modeling and Theories of Change in … Read more

Virtual Forum: Nagpure, Boyer and Lal discuss Advances in Measuring Environmental Impacts of Infrastructure Provisioning in Cities during our network’s spring course

January 26, 2017

Join us Friday for a discussion on: Advances in Measuring Environmental Impacts of Infrastructure Provisioning in Cities Led by: Ajay Nagpure and Dana Boyer (University of Minnesota) Discussing: Inequity in Infrastructure Provision and the Food-Energy-Water Nexus in Delhi, India & Raj Lal (Georgia Tech) Discussing: Differential Air Pollution Exposure and Links with Health in Agra, India Friday January 27, 3:30 … Read more


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