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University of Minnesota Leads a $12M Research Network to Build Healthy, Sustainable, and Livable Cities

August 11, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS/SAINT PAUL — The University of Minnesota has received a $12 million dollar award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to bring together a unique network of scientists, industry leaders, and policy partners committed to building better cities of the future. The project is directed by Anu Ramaswami, professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs … Read more

U-M Part of New Network to Build Sustainable, Livable Cities

August 11, 2015

The University of Michigan is one of nine research universities in a new international effort, funded by a $12 million award from the National Science Foundation, to build better cities of the future. The University of Minnesota-led project brings together scientists, industry leaders and policy partners committed to creating cities that are highly functional, that … Read more

NSF Funds $12M Research Network to Build the Healthy, Sustainable, Livable Cities of the Future

August 11, 2015

Ted Russell will help lead a new Sustainability Research Network anchored at Georgia Tech, University of Minnesota and Columbia University How will we build the cities of the future in a sustainable way? A new National Science Foundation-funded research network will connect scientists at nine universities with infrastructure groups, public policy experts, and industry partners … Read more

The Big City Scaled Down for Sustainability

August 11, 2015

Columbia To Co-Lead $12 Million Livable Cities Research Project. Two-thirds of people on the planet will live in cities by 2050 but few cities are prepared for the coming population boom. A $12 million research project sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will explore a new model for urban infrastructure—the roads, pipes and grids … Read more

National Science Foundation Grant Aims To Build More Livable Cities

August 11, 2015

Florida State University is among nine universities that will share a $12 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build a unique network of scientists, industry leaders and policy partners committed to building better cities. The network will include major metropolitan cities in the United States and India, infrastructure firms, and policy groups … Read more


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