The Goal of the UC Denver IGERT Project:
The design, analysis and diffusion of sustainable urban infrastructures of the future through integration across the disciplines of engineering, architecture and planning, public affairs, and, health and behavioral sciences.
Urban infrastructure refers to engineered systems
that provide water, energy, transport, sanitation, information and
built environments for more than half of the world’s population living
in cities today. With rapid population growth placing a strain on
available and vulnerable resources (water, energy and materials), the
need for high-performing, resilient, cost-effective, resource-efficient
and environment-friendly infrastructure is being recognized globally as a
key component of future urban sustainability.
UC Denver developed a unique, inter-disciplinary integrated research and teaching program on Sustainable Urban Infrastructure across four graduate programs -- the College of Engineering, the School of Public Affairs, the College of Architecture and Planning, and the Health and Behavioral Sciences Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The UC Denver IGERT program is no longer accepting student fellows.
The curriculum was delivered at both the MS and PhD levels with courses taught across the disciplines. Students with training in the physical sciences and mathematics, engineering, architecture and planning, social sciences, public affairs, and health and behavioral sciences joined the graduate program for study at either the MS or the PhD levels.
International and Fieldwork Opportunities
Fieldwork and international components of this curriculum included opportunities to work in cities such as Chennai, India to evaluate innovative technologies, urban planning, policy and community engagement strategies for urban sustainability.