News & Events

Columbia Students and Faculty Collaborate with Detroit

October 23, 2015

Written by Amy Motzny, Nandan Shetty and Robert Elliott of Columbia University The Columbia University Urban Ecology Studio is an advanced design course for graduate students in architecture, engineering, and urban planning focusing on urban development and its ecological impacts. The class is separated into several multidisciplinary teams that are each tasked to produce an … Read more

University of Michigan Hosts Workshop to Reshape Urban Food, Energy, and Water Flows

October 19, 2015

Approximately fifty researchers and stakeholders participated in an NSF-funded workshop held in Ann Arbor on October 5-6. Disciplines represented range from geography to engineering to architecture and computer science. The workshop focused on the prospects for ‘scaling-up’ urban agriculture to mitigate food, energy, and water impacts.  Cities have become dominant demand drivers in global food-energy-water (FEW) … Read more

A better future through “smart cities” research

October 12, 2015

At the University of Minnesota researchers are teaming up with city planners, nonprofit leaders and industry professionals to form solutions that tackle these emerging challenges and prepare communities for the future. Read the full article.

Tech, NSF collaborate to promote sustainability

October 12, 2015

Professors Armistead Russell and Nisha Botchwey, will lead Georgia Tech’s involvement in the Sustainability Research Network being funded by the National Science Foundation. Read the full article

Reimagining Cities

September 10, 2015

If ever a project could be held up as a picture-perfect example of the word “interdisciplinary,” this is it. The U of M’s Anu Ramaswami is directing a vast new network of academics, scientists, industry leaders, and policy partners studying ways to make cities more environmentally sustainable and more tangibly “livable” in ways that advance … Read more

News Roundup – Week Two

August 25, 2015

“Helping Cities Navigate a Climate-Changed Future” InsideClimate News August 21, 2015 “Nine universities, backed by NSF grant, research city development in India and USA” imc, IOT M2M Council August 18, 2015

Helping Cities Navigate a Climate-Changed Future

August 21, 2015

A Q&A with Anu Ramaswami, an urban sustainability expert at the University of Minnesota, about a new program to make cities sustainable. Read the full interview on InsideClimate News.

IonE Fellow to Lead Global Project on Sustainable Cities

August 17, 2015

What is a healthy city? How does society weigh the conveniences of transportation, readily available water and electricity, and placement of that new shopping center against the environmental impacts of those assets? With more than half the world’s population living in cities, building resilient and healthy communities has never been more important. Estimates indicate that … Read more

CSU Joins Network to Research Sustainable, Livable Cities

August 17, 2015

Colorado State University researchers will be part of a unique network of scientists, industry leaders and policy partners committed to building better cities of the future. The consortium, supported by a $12 million Sustainability Research Network award from the National Science Foundation and led by the University of Minnesota, Columbia University and the Georgia Institute … Read more

News Roundup – Week One

August 17, 2015

“U of M Leads Project to Build Sustainable, Livable Cities” KSTP TV-5, ABC News, Minneapolis/St. Paul August 12, 2015 “University of Minnesota leads a $12M research network to build healthy, sustainable, and livable cities – Project directed by Professor Anu Ramaswami member of the International Resource Panel” International Resource Panel, United Nations Environment Programme August … Read more


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