News & Events

Going outside or staying indoors? How this choice impacts individual well-being

June 18, 2020

SRN-affiliated researchers have received NSF RAPID funding to study this question, using multiple methods to understand the complex relationships between subjective well-being, green space access, and perceived risk A team … Read more

Sustainable Healthy Cities Network, ICLEI USA partner with Metropolitan Council to Develop Regional Climate Action Tool

June 09, 2020

The Sustainable Healthy Cities Network and the Metropolitan Council, the regional government agency for the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, are partnering to develop a first-of-its-kind scenario planning tool to support … Read more

NEW STUDIES: Photovoltaic generation, energy system transitions, and more

May 12, 2020

Sustainable Healthy Cities Network researchers published new papers about photovoltaic generation, energy system transitions, and more. Kangkang Tong and Anu Ramaswami applied a multi-level perspective and co-evolutionary framework to investigate … Read more

EDITORIAL: Urban food-energy-water systems

May 05, 2020

A new editorial from Sustainable Health City Network researchers Joshua P. Newell and Anu Ramaswami introduces a special issue of Environmental Research Letters, “Focus on Urban Food–Energy–Water Systems: Interdisciplinary, Multi-Scalar … Read more

NEW STUDIES: Gardening, land footprinting, and more

March 31, 2020

Sustainable Healthy Cities Network researchers published several new papers in the first quarter of 2020. Dana Boyer and Anu Ramaswami compared urban food systems in four cities across the United … Read more

Patricia Culligan appointed dean of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering

January 21, 2020

SRN Co-Director and Co-Principal Investigator Patricia Culligan, currently the chair and Carleton Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University, has been appointed the Matthew H. McCloskey Dean … Read more

LEADERSHIP: SHCN Director Ramaswami Joins Princeton Faculty, Leads New India Center

August 12, 2019

The  director of the Sustainable Healthy Cities Network (SHCN), Anu Ramaswami, has joined the faculty of Princeton University as of August 1, 2019. She has been named the inaugural director … Read more

POLICY ENGAGEMENT: SHC Researchers Collaborate on City-Wide Food Action Plan in Minneapolis

April 19, 2019

SHCN Director Anu Ramaswami and Innovation Manager Dana Boyer are bringing urban food systems research they are leading at the University of Minnesota to a city-wide, multi-stakeholder food policy action … Read more

POLICY ENGAGEMENT: SHC Director Presents at First Ever UN Environment Assembly Cities Summit

March 25, 2019

The UN Environment Programme and UN Habitat hosted the first-ever Cities Summit at the 4th UN Environment Assembly (UNEA)  in Nairobi, Kenya earlier this month. SHCN Director, Anu Ramaswami, was … Read more

NEW STUDY: In East Harlem, Community Gardens Provide More Than Food

January 10, 2019

SHCN faculty researcher Ben Orlove, of Columbia University, is a co-author of a new study of 35 community gardens in East Harlem considering questions of motivation and social value. Read … Read more