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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

NEW STUDY: Material and Energy Requirements of Inclusive Development in 10 Indian Cities

March 19, 2018

What are the resource requirements of inclusive development  in cities? Will providing infrastructure services to underserved urban residents dramatically increase community-wide resource demand? These questions are at the heart of … Read more

COMMENTARY: Social Media Analysis for Urban Design, Management and Planning

March 13, 2018

Sustainable Healthy Cities researcher Richard Plunz, of the Urban Design Lab at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, is using social media analysis to understand how people use and engage with infrastructure … Read more

UPCOMING CONFERENCES: Cities, Sustainability, and Infrastructure Related Research Convenings

February 27, 2018

The following upcoming research conferences are convenings that may be of interest to the Sustainable Healthy Cities research  community. The conferences are variously focused on topics of cities, sustainability, and … Read more

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


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