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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

Network’s Annual Meeting Includes Interdisciplinary Skills Workshop

August 27, 2016

The annual meeting of the Sustainable Healthy Cities Network convened on August 25th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The first component of the meeting was a course for graduate students on Interdisciplinary Environmental Study of Urban Sustainability.  32 students from all 8 of the participating universities gathered to learn the Network’s research design and practical application of a research framework to help … Read more

Co-PI Orlove Connects Urban Planning and Glacial Flooding

August 25, 2016

SRN Co-PI, Benjamin Orlove, Columbia University,  was a keynote speaker at the International Glacier and Mountain Ecosystems Forum, held 10-12 August in Huaraz, Ancash region, Peru. The event was hosted by a newly formed organization, the National Research Institute on Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems, whose goals are to promote research and action on these climate change issues. … Read more

Co-Director Culligan Contributes to Report on Smart Cities

July 27, 2016

A report from a National Science Foundation Workshop on Smart Cities held on December 3-4, 2015 in Arlington, VA was recently approved for release. Patricia Culligan, Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University and co-Director of the Sustainable Healthy Cities Network, was an invited attendee at the Workshop, and contributed to the … Read more

SRN Researchers Present at Gordon Research Conference

July 14, 2016

SRN faculty, students, and post-docs participated in the Industrial Ecology Gordon Research Conference from Jun 18-24, 2016 in Stowe, VT. The theme of the conference was “Opportunities for the Critical Decade – Decoupling Well-Being from Environmental Pressures and Impacts”. Scholars from Minnesota, Georgia Tech, and Michigan presented on the topics listed below: Professors Anu Ramaswami … Read more

Director Ramaswami to Chair GRC

July 14, 2016

Anu Ramaswami, Charles M. Denny Jr. Chair Professor of Science Technology and Environmental Policy and the Director of the Sustainable Healthy Cities Network, was recently elected Vice Chair of the Industrial Ecology Gordon Research Conference (GRC). She was elected by conference attendees at the recent Industrial Ecology GRC held June 19-24 in Stowe, Vermont. Held every two … Read more

New Faces to the SRN and One Farewell

July 12, 2016

Faculty Please join us in welcoming Gabriel Chan and Cali Curley to the Network’s team of faculty! Gabriel Chan is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. He will investigate the design and performance of community-scale solar energy initiatives, using Minnesota’s community solar garden program as a test case.  Learn more about Gabe.   … Read more

SRN Successfully Presents First Year Progress to NSF

July 06, 2016

June 30 and July 1, 2016 Our cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation allows us to present them with our progress annually. PI’s Anu Ramaswami, Trish Culligan, and Ted Russell, and Operations Manager, Tracy Fallon, were in Washington DC last week to share information with NSF staff and other Sustainability Research Networks (SRNs). Each SRN gave an … Read more

Professor Ramaswami Interviewed by John Batchelor Show

June 09, 2016

June 2, 2016 The recently commentary in Science by SRN Professors, Anu Ramaswami, Patricia Culligan, and Ted Russell prompted The John Batchelor Show to interview Ramaswami on what it means to develop smart, sustainable, and healthy cities. To access the interview, go to AudioBoom.

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