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PIs Ramaswami, Russell, and Culligan co-author commentary in Science on smart sustainable healthy cities

May 26, 2016

“We must move beyond data to the systems-level decisions that we as a society must make to transition toward a smart, sustainable, and healthy urban future,” says SRN lead PI Anu Ramaswami, who led a commentary on the subject published in the special urban issue of the journal Science.  In January, the University of Minnesota and ICLEI: … Read more

Professor Botchwey to Present at GIS and Health Symposium

April 27, 2016

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), in partnership with the American Public Health Association (APHA) is hosting the 2016 GIS and Health Symposium “Mapping the Way to Healthy Communities”. Dr. Nisha Botchwey and Ph.D. candidate, Carla Jones were accepted to present at symposium on work related to the Sustainable Research Network. They will be presenting on the development of … Read more

Paper Published in Journal of Infrastructure Systems

April 25, 2016

SRN Director, Anu Ramaswami, and researcher, Mark Reiner, recently published a paper in the Journal of Infrastructure Systems on What is Remedial Secondary Infrastructure? Implications for Infrastructure Design, Policy for Sustainability, and Resilience Read More: http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000285

Columbia Students and Faculty Complete First Detroit Collaboration

January 25, 2016

Written by Kirk Finkel and Richard Plunz, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation The Columbia University Urban Ecology Studio is an advanced design course for students in architecture, engineering, and urban planning, which focuses on urban development and its social and ecological impacts. The Fall Semester 2015 Studio worked in Detroit addressing … Read more

SRN Faculty and Students to Present at Food-Energy-Water Nexus Conference in D.C.

January 15, 2016

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is hosting its 16th annual conference in Washington, D.C. on January 19-21.  This year’s topic is the Food-Energy-Water Nexus.  Participants will fully understand how the three sectors are a system of interdependent components and how to develop solutions based on multi-sector engagement. Faculty and students from … Read more

Minnesota Researcher Finds that Emissions from On-road Vehicles in Delhi are Increasing

December 22, 2015

Researchers Ajay Nagpure, post doctorate associate at the University of Minnesota, B. R Gurjar and Vivek Kumar from IIT-Roorkee, and Prashant Kumar from University of Surrey carried out a study aimed at recording variations in various vehicular pollutants over the span of 20 years and also give future projections. Read the full article posted in the … Read more

The Cleanest Cities? It’s Not So Simple

December 10, 2015

University of Minnesota professor and SRN director, Anu Ramaswami, is quoted in a New York Times article on the variety of ways to assess a city’s efficiency when it comes to energy and impact on the environment.

Columbia University holds an Interdisciplinary Workshop on Urban Green Infrastructure

November 24, 2015

On November 6th 2015, Columbia University hosted about fifty researchers, government, industry and non-for-profit stakeholders at a workshop focused on urban green infrastructure solutions in New York City. Workshop, presentations and discussions explored how advances in monitoring, modeling and design are shaping the future role of green infrastructure in urban stormwater management, sustainability and resilience. SRN co-Director Patricia Culligan presented … Read more

SRN Faculty Presents to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

October 29, 2015

University of Minnesota assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences and Institute on the Environment fellow, Matteo Convertino, was selected as one of sixteen teams to participate as a finalist in the “Integrating Prediction and Forecasting Models for Decision-Making: Dengue Epidemic Prediction” workshop in Washington D.C. on September 21, 2015. The workshop is the fourth … Read more

Minnesota and Georgia Tech Collaborate on Pollution Threat to Taj Mahal

October 28, 2015

A joint study by the University of Minnesota and Georgia Institute of Technology addresses the high level of particulate matter responsible for masking the white marble sheen of the Taj Mahal. Read the articles: Times of India –  Large-scale open burning of garbage damaging Taj: US study Wall Street Journal – How Trash Is Adding to Delhi’s Air … Read more


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