As part of US National Science Foundation-supported network of scientists, industry leaders, and policy partners, we research how to build better cities. The SHC network examines physical changes in the scale and scope of infrastructure design, the role of new technologies, as well as the changes in public attitudes and policy that can help achieve the infrastructure transitions needed to build healthy, sustainable, and livable cities today and in the future.
Under an INFEWS grant from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, we're designing and implementing methods, tools, and databases to advance urban food systems research in multiple disciplines.
- Princeton researchers receive $2.5 million to advance the science of urban food sustainability
- The future of food in a changing climate
- ‘Better food waste management will give India both nutritional and environmental security'
Urban Food Action Planning
As part of a newly awarded NSF-USDA INFEWS grant, this work aims to advance the science of city food action planning globally to achieve multiple sustainability outcomes (environment, health, wellbeing, equity, resilience). The approach is currently being piloted through a partnership with the city of Minneapolis, with the next phase intended to reach cohorts of cities globally.
- University researchers help shape citywide food action plan
- University of Minnesota study maps urban food capabilities
This project studies multiple "smart" infrastructure sectors in cities, including water, energy, food, shelter, transportation, and waste management, with specific attention paid to the equity impacts of the “smart city” paradigm. This research is supported by the National Science Foundation's Smart and Connected Communities initiative.
Urban India Data & Models
As inaugural director of the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India, Prof. Ramaswami will build a broadly multidisciplinary anchor program within the center focused on urbanization, innovation and global India.