Back alleys, vacant lots and underutilized urban spaces hold great potential for fostering more sustainable cities, if they can be reimagined and transformed into multidimensional green infrastructure that simultaneously delivers environmental, social and economic benefits, says Joshua Newell, assistant professor at the School of Natural Resources and Environment.
SNRE’s Brad Cardinale is one of eight U-M scientists and engineers who have been elected as 2013 fellows of the American Association for Advancement of Science. Cardinale and the other seven chosen University of Michigan researchers were among 388 new fellows announced today by AAAS.
SNRE is honoring Professor Bob Grese on being named the Theodore Roosevelt Professor of Ecosystem Management. Join us for his lecture, "Linking Landscape Design and Conservation: Historical American Traditions and Current Applications," to be held at 5 p.m. on Dec. 3rd, Room 1040 of the Dana Building.
Four teams of University of Michigan graduate students were recently selected to receive Dow Distinguished Awards for Sustainability, a competition for applied sustainability projects that cut across disciplines and academic levels. This years teams received more than $135,000 with projects being pursued in Southeast Michigan focusing on built environment matters and investigating water demand management issues in India.
Shelie Miller, PhD, and SNRE Associate Professor, has been selected as a Kavli Frontiers Fellow by the National Academy of Science.
Alumnus Cynthia Koenig and the Dana Building are featured in the new public service announcement created by the University of Michigan. The announcement will air as a commercial and during sporting events broadcast on TV.
Shots from inside the Dana Building come from the Flume Room, the research lab space operated by Associate Professor Brad Cardinale.
Here is the story from the University Record explaining how the announcement was built ...
A dual-degree program at SNRE has helped the University of Michigan receive national recognition as one of “50 Colleges Committed to Saving the Planet.”
Engineering Sustainable Systems is a dual-master’s degree program between the School of Natural Resources & Environment and the U-M College of Engineering. Students pick from one of three specializations: Sustainable Energy Systems, Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, and Sustainable Water Resources.
Gregg Crane, a professor in the Department of English Language and Literature within the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, has been named the new director of the Program in the Environment.
Crane has been teaching ENVIRON 377, History and Literature of the Rockies, at Camp Davis since 2007. He is a specialist in American literary and intellectual history, and his current research focuses on the importance of intuition to a collection of literary, philosophical, legal, and environmental writers. His appointments runs through June 30, 2016.
Hua Cai, a second-year doctoral student at SNRE, has won three awards for a poster presentation on research using travel patterns of taxis in Beijing, China. Her work examined the real-time trajectories of 10,375 taxis for one week to explore the impacts of individual travel patterns to plug-in hybrid electric vehicle acceptance, electrification rate, and associated implications on greenhouse gas emissions.
The poster (download .pdf below) is titled "Characterizing Individual Travel Patterns through Big Data Mining."
School of Natural Resources and Environment Assistant Professor Ming Xu spoke at Google's "How Green is the Internet Summit" June 6. The Summit, held at Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA was a one-day, invitation-only event where experts from industry, academia, government and NGOs explored emerging questions around the environmental impacts and benefits of the internet.