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2019 Sustainable Urban Systems Conference and Workshop Awards

The NSF has issued the following awards for workshops and conferences that will explore concepts for advancing Sustainable Urban Systems Research Networks. Proposals for these awards were submitted in response to NSF’s Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 19-032). Interested individuals may contact listed Principal Investigators (PI) for further information.

  Title   Principal Investigator   Institution   Workshop Location   Workshop Date
  Conference on Equitable Resilience (ER): A Necessary and Under-investigated Aspect of Sustainable Urban Systems (SUS); Cambridge, Massachusetts; Summer 2019  

James Wescoat




Cambridge, MA


June 11-12, 2019

  Workshop DIG Around: Documenting Infrastructure and the Ground Conditions Around It   Debra Laefer   New York University   Brooklyn, NY   June 24-25, 2019
  Toward a Practice Driven and Co-Produced Urban Sustainability Research and Action Network (US-RAN)   Melissa Stults   Aspen Global Change Institute   Ann Arbor, MI   July 8-9, 2019
  Exploring a Research Network of Urban Sustainability Observatories via Data-Enabled University-Community Partnerships   Harvey Miller   Ohio State University   Columbus, OH   July 15-16, 2019
  Conference: Concepts for Advancing Sustainable Urban Systems (SUS) Research Networks: SUSPIRE: Sustainable Urban Systems: Predictive, Interconnected, Resilient and Evolving   William Miller   Northwestern University   Chicago, IL   July 16-17, 2019
  Linking Sustainable Urban Water Systems in the Great Lakes Basin   James Wasley   University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee   Milwaukee, WI   July 25-27, 2019
  Food and Innovation Sustainable Urban Cities Rural-Urban Linkages   Spenser Robinson   Central Michigan University   Detroit, MI   July 29-30, 2019
  Concepts for Advancing Sustainable Urban Systems (SUS) Research Networks: Sustainable Integration of Urban Automation   Constantinos Samaras   Carnegie Mellon University   Pittsburgh, PA   July 29-30, 2019
  SUSRN-Advancing Conference: The Next Urban Giants: Building Resilience and Equity into Growing Megapolitan Regions by Greening the Urban Human-Natural System   Brad Gaolach   Washington State University   Seattle, WA   July 30-August 1, 2019
  Urban food waste solutions from farm-to-fork: A conference for advancing sustainable urban systems research networks   Callie Babbitt   Rochester Institute of Technology   Rochester, NY   August 5-6, 2019
  A Comprehensive Regional Framework for Sustainability  

Lucy Hutyra


Boston University

  Boston, MA  

August 5-6, 2019

  Collaborative Research: Workshop on Improving Knowledge of Connections Between Urban and Hinterland Systems   Mark Stone   University of New Mexico   Albuquerque, NM   August 5-7, 2019
  Conference: Southeast Urban Systems Summit (SEUSS); Greensboro, North Carolina   Vicki Foust   North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University   Greensboro, NC   August 7-8, 2019
  A Proposed Workshop on Interdisciplinary Sustainable Solutions for Urban Systems in a Changing Climate   Donald Wuebbles   Unversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   Chicago, IL   August 7-8, 2019
  Conference: Developing a Convergence Sustainable Urban Systems (SUS) Agenda for Redesigning the Urban-Rural Interface along the Mississippi River Watershed  

Ulrike Passe


Iowa State University


Ames, IA


August 12-13, 2019

  Networking for Environmental Sustainability in Arid Region Urban Communities  

Danny Reible


Texas Tech University


Lubbock, TX


August 14-16, 2019

  Research Network for Sustainable Urban Infrastructure  

Valerie Thomas


Georgia Tech                                          

  Atlanta, GA  

August 15-16, 2019

  Future Cities, Livable Futures: Toward a Sustainable Model for Urban-Watershed Systems   Adrian Parr   University of Texas at Arlington   Dallas, TX   August 16-17, 2019
  A Conference Organizing Urban Transects for a Sustainable Transformation of Economic Partnerships across the Lower Great Lakes (OUTSTEP-LGL)   Christian Renschler   SUNY at Buffalo   Buffalo, NY   August 19-21, 2019
  Challenges to and Opportunities for Resilience in Rapidly Developing Urban Corridors  

Jay Banner


University of Texas at Austin


Austin, TX


August 22-24, 2019

  Wasted Food and Sustainable Urban Systems: Prioritizing Research Needs   Sauleh Siddiqui   Johns Hopkins University   Baltimore, MD   September 9-10, 2019
  A systems approach to managing the Urban Infrastructure Grid   Lilit Yeghiazarian   University of Cincinnati   Cincinnati, OH   September 9-10, 2019
  Workshop on Bio-Inspired Adaptation of Urban Infrastructure   Xiong Yu   Case Western Reserve University   Cleveland, OH   September 9-10, 2019
Workshop: How Does Infrastructure Shape Equity and Well-being across the Urban-Rural Gradient?  

Melissa Gilbert


Temple University


Philadelphia, PA


September 11-13, 2019


Designing Sustainable Urban Systems: Features, Metrics, and Processes

  Evan Barba   Georgetown University   Washington, D.C.   September 12-13, 2019
  Smart City Digital Twin Convergence Conference   John Taylor   Georgia Tech   Atlanta, GA   September 16-17, 2019
  Education for a New Sustainable Urban Systems Science: Designing a New Curriculum Integrating Sustainability Science and Urban Science   Jose Lobo   Arizona State University   Tempe, Arizona   September 19-20, 2019
  Additional related symposium/workshop awards:
  WISB: Connecting Women Faculty in Sustainable Building Research   Jin Wen   Drexel University  

a) Dalian, China
b) Syracuse, NY


a) July 5-6, 2018
b) September 23, 2018

  National Workshop on Architectural Faculty in Environmental Sustainability Research (WAFES)   Joon-Ho Choi   University of Southern California   Toronto, Canada   May 28-29, 2019
  The Nature of Cities Summit--A movement for transdisciplinary green cities   Diane Pataki   University of Utah   Paris, France   June 4-7, 2019