News & Events

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

Fisher and Ramaswami discuss Sustainable Healthy Cities, Urban Design & Disruptive Technologies to launch our network’s Spring 2017 course

January 19, 2017

Join us Friday for a discussion on: Sustainable Healthy Cities, Urban Design & Disruptive Technologies  Led by: Prof. Thomas Fisher, Director, Minnesota Design Center, University of Minnesota College of Design, discussing: Disruptive Technology and Urban Form  and Prof. Anu Ramaswami, Director, Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy, University of Minnesota, on: Meta-Principles for Developing Smart, Sustainable, and Healthy Cities … Read more

Professor Lutgarde Raskin wins the ISME/IWA Biocluster Award Grand Prize

January 06, 2017

Congratulations to SRN member, Professor Lutgarde Raskin, who has won the ISME/IWA Biocluster Award Grand Prize in 2016. This prestigious prize rewards interdisciplinary research at the interface of microbial ecology and water/wastewater treatment.

Rahul Sharma and Professor Gabe Chan Provide Commentary for Nature Energy

December 27, 2016

Read University of Minnesota PhD Rahul Sharma and Professor Gabe Chan’s invited commentary in Nature Energy, “Energy poverty: Electrification and well-being.” The commentary is based on a paper Sharma and Chan reviewed for the journal, and engages with questions on how rural energy poverty is measured, and which measures are better suited for policy decisions.

Sara Meerow and Josh Newell Publish on Spatial Planning for Green Infrastructure in Detroit

December 16, 2016

SRN student Sara Meerow and faculty member Josh Newell, both at the University of Michigan, developed a Green Infrastructure Spatial Planning (GISP) model to maximize the ecosystem services of green infrastructure. They applied this stakeholder-driven model to Detroit to identify priority areas across the city where multiple environmental, health, wealth, and livability benefits of green … Read more

Masters and PhD graduate assistantships are available to study sustainable and healthy cities.

December 09, 2016

Sustainable Healthy Cities is a unique research network of universities, cities, governments, NGOs, and industry partners who are co-developing the science and practical knowledge that enables urban infrastructure transformation toward environmentally sustainable, healthy, and livable cities. We focus on infrastructure design as well as behavioral and policy levers to advance distributed infrastructure solutions to benefit … Read more

SRN Seeks Post-Doctoral Associate at University of Minnesota

October 06, 2016

The Sustainable Healthy Cities Network seeks a Post-Doctoral Associate to conduct research in an exciting interdisciplinary program, focusing on Sustainable Infrastructure and Cities at the University of Minnesota. Particular focus areas are: areas of energy modeling, the energy-health nexus, and/or the food-energy-water nexus. The work takes place in the broader context of sustainable urban infrastructure … Read more


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