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 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.
By Kevin Merrill
Even though “Global” is part of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise’s name, its new managing director says it must become part of the DNA of its teaching, research, and business engagement.
SNRE professor and Environmental Justice scholar Dorceta Taylor recently returned from Washington D.C. where she gave a Congressional briefing on her Food Security in Michigan Project. Taylor was invited to be one of the keynote speakers by the Association of Ecosystems Research Centers (AERC).