Professor Anu Ramaswami will lead a new $750,000 NSF Research Collaboration Network grant on Sustainable Cities - People, Infrastructures and the Energy-Climate-Water Nexus. This grant seeks to develop harmonized methods, open datasets and shared curriculum on the topic of sustainable cities across 20 U.S. universities.
Ramaswami’s CO-PIs are Larry Baker (U of Minnesota), Larry Bank (City College New York), Marian Chertow (Yale), and Paty Romero-Lankao (National Center for Atmospheric Research). A unique aspect of this RCN is broad-based integration of urban ecology, industrial ecology, atmospheric sciences, infrastructure engineering, architecture, urban planning, behavioral sciences, public affairs and public health toward the goal of sustainable cities. This new RCN will be managed by CU Denver’s Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Systems (CSIS) and will include faculty collaborations across the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Public Affairs and the Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences at CU Denver.