Why Sustainable Urban Infrastructure?
With unprecedented increases in urban populations, constrained water supplies, energy shifts to mitigate climate change, and vulnerability to disasters, cities worldwide are seeking more sustainable infrastructures that are resilient, high-performing, resource-efficient, cost-effective and environment-friendly. Designing such infrastructures requires emerging technologies to be well-integrated with urban planning, public policy and participatory community efforts.
Our IGERT Program
Through a $3.2M IGERT award from the National Science Foundation, we offer an innovative inter-disciplinary graduate program on sustainable urban infrastructure. Our program focuses on sustainable water, energy, transport, sanitation and built environment infrastructures in cities worldwide. This work builds upon a GAANN grant from the US Department of Education.