News & Events

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 … 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. … 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

Virtual Forum: Elliott, Motzny and Foster discuss Water-Wastewater and Stormwater-Green Infrastructure, Pt. 2

April 20, 2016

Join us Friday, 4/21, for a discussion on: Water-Wastewater and Stormwater-Green Infrastructure, Pt.2: Research on Environment, Health, and Well-Being for Urban Green Infrastructure Led by: Robert Elliott and Amy Motzny (Columbia University, Advisor: … Read more

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read more

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 … 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 more


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