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Network’s Annual Meeting Includes Interdisciplinary Skills Workshop

Students participating in the Interdisciplinary Skills Workshop 2016
August 27, 2016

The annual meeting of the Sustainable Healthy Cities Network convened on August 25th in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The first component of the meeting was a course for graduate students on Interdisciplinary Environmental Study of Urban Sustainability.  32 students from all 8 of the participating universities gathered to learn the Network’s research design and practical application of a research framework to help inform policy and action.

Students learned how interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral approaches can address grand challenges in urban settings.  Tours to distributed infrastructure sites around the University of Minnesota and the City of St. Paul highlighted real-world solutions.

Engaging with Network faculty and city partners in the next few days will introduce students to best practices for working across academia, private sector, government, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).