News and Events
November 25, 2013
Turning Vacant Urban Land into Productive Green Spaces
Our new feature profile highlights the work of SNRE Assistant Professor Josh Newell. Much of Newell’s urban sustainability research focuses on developing new models for coupling multiple ecosystem services within a single redeveloped urban space.
“More than half the world’s population lives in cities, and in the U.S. that number is closer to 80 percent,” Newell says. “Therefore, the urban sustainability decisions we make in our cities — including the type of houses we build, the way we move, how we use our land and the kind of goods we buy and consume — have ripple effects on natural, social and economic ecosystems around the planet.”
His recent work in nearby Detroit focuses on repurposing underutilized spaces to improve mobility, storm water management and air quality. Read the full profile
November 22, 2013
We challenged students to create short public service announcements that would inspire positive action on climate change. Eleven teams of students put their skills to the test. We are pleased to announce the 2013 winners. Read more
November 20, 2013
November 19, 2013
Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor
Join Erb Research Management Fellow, Kim Wolske, Brian Ellis and Knute Nadelhoffer for an engaging discussion about public policy, public concerns, potential hazards and risks for Michigan.
November 15, 2013
We challenged U-M students to create a public service announcement that would inspire positive action on climate change. Eleven teams of students put their skills to the test. Now is your chance to weigh in on the best video! Read more and vote here
November 13, 2013
Emily’s team proposal, Enabling Energy Efficiency in Rental Properties focuses on finance energy efficiency projects for rental properties. Jenny’s team proposal, Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the City of Detroit: Institutionalization and Spatial Analysis focuses on inventory of greenhouse gas emissions in Detroit.
Congratulations to all of the Dow Distinguished Awards for Interdisciplinary Sustainability! U-M Graduate Students Win Dow Awards to Pursue Sustainability Solutions in Southeast Michigan & India (pdf) or Read the story online
November 12, 2013
November 1, 2013
October 31, 2013
Rice University has produced a video based on the paper:
School of Natural Resources and Environment (Dana Building), Room 2024
Interdisciplinary Research: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats…
Coffee and baked goods will be served.
Location: Stonebridge Golf Club
Registration and event details to be announced
*Open to the Erb community
Bob and Betty Beyster Building, Room 1670
Reception: Tishman Hall
If you can not attend in person, please watch online at http://tinyurl.com/DaiggerG
This year’s speaker is International Water Association (IWA) President, Dr. Glen Daigger. Daigger is also the CH2M HILL Senior Vice President and Chief Water Technology Officer.
Brayden King is an Associate Professor, Management & Organizations at Northwestern University
Co-sponsored by: Ross M&O
Robyn Meeks is an Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan
Nandini Rajagopalan is Captain Henry Simonsen Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship & Professor of Management and Organization, University of Southern California
Title: “Blue Skies in Urban China?”
Matt Kahn is Professor, Institute of the Environment, Department of Public Policy, Department of Economics Public Policy, UCLA
Co-sponsors: Business Economics and Public Policy at Ross and the Economics Department
Erb Community: come celebrate the class of 2014′s graduation as well as Tom Gladwin’s influential and impactful career.
All Erb Community members including students and alums are invited to attend. Details to follow.