Sustainable Cities Research Consortium

As the population of our world grows, so does the size of cities. This unprecedented growth creates resource demands and ecological impacts that few cities are equipped to face. An interdisciplinary group of NC State faculty are collaborating to address the grand challenges facing the cities of the world: namely, the way our cities grow, change and remain viable.

 

Located in Raleigh-Durham – one of the nation’s fastest growing areas – NC State is engaged in research aimed at creating healthier and more sustainable urban environments. This consortium of NC State faculty is uniquely equipped to explore:

  • Restoration and improvement of urban infrastructure
  • Clean energy in cities
  • Vibrant urban schools
  • Urban ecology
  • Sustainable transportation
  • Greyfield redevelopment
  • Safety and security
  • Health and wellbeing of urban residents

Consortium Members

Traci_Rose_RiderTraci Rider (PI)
College of Design
Interests: Community design and sustainability
Robin_AbramsRobin Abrams (Co-PI)
College of Design
Interests: Urban design, health and well being
George_HallowellGeorge Hallowell (Co-PI)
College of Design
Interests: Urban design
Celen_PasalarCelen Pasalar (Co-PI)
College of Design
Interests: Architectural design, urban design
Ranji_RanjithanRanji Ranjithan (Co-PI)
College of Engineering
Interests: Modeling of urban infrastructure processes
Jerrell_CoggburnJerrell D. Coggburn (Co-PI)
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Interests: Urban policy and sustainability
melissa_mchaleMelissa McHale (Co-PI)
College of Natural Resources
Interests: Urban Ecology
Jay_LevineJay Levine
College of Veterinary Medicine
Interests: Youth, family, and community sustainability
Steve_FrankSteve Frank
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Interests: Urbanization, pollinators and tree health
Louie_RiversLouie Rivers III
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Interests: Wastewater treatment, environmental biotechnology
Laura_TaylorLaura Taylor
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Interests: Economy of water, hazardous waste and environmental exposure
Elsa_YoungsteadtElsa Youngsteadt
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Interests: Insect ecology in urban settings
Andy_FoxAndy Fox
College of Design
Interests: Urban design and landscapes, green infrastructure, landscape
Andrea_BachrachAndrea Bachrach
NC Clean Energy Technology Center
Interests: Clean Transportation
Doug_callDoug Call
College of Engineering
Interests: Wastewater treatment and energy recovery
Francis_De_Los_ReyesFrancis de los Reyes
College of Engineering
Interests: Wastewater treatment, environmental biotechnology
Chris_FreyChris Frey
College of Engineering
Interests: Traffic modeling and emissions
Steve_KallandStephen Kalland
NC Clean Energy Technology Center
Interests: Renewable energy
James_LewisJames Levis
College of Engineering
Interests: Life cycle modeling for waste management and energy systems
Heidi_HobbsHeidi Hobbs
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Interests: Community partnerships
Prever_BaranPerver Baran
College of Design and College of Natural Resources
Interests: Natural and built environment
kofi_booneKofi Boone
College of Design
Interests: Urban communities, environmental justice
Gary_BlankGary B. Blank
College of Natural Resources
Interests: Environmental impact assessment
Rosanna_GarciaRosanna Garcia
Poole College of Management
Interests: Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Myron_FloydMyron Floyd
College of Natural Resources
Interests: Parks and open spaces
George_HessGeorge Hess
College of Natural Resources
Interests: Green infrastructure
Marian-McCordMarian McCord
College of Natural Resources
Interests: Global health
Ross_meentemeyerRoss Meentemeyer
Center for Geospatial Analytics
Interests: Spatial modeling
Neethi Rajagopalan
College of Natural Resources
Interests: Life cycle assessment, biofuels
Jesse Daystar
College of Natural Resources
Interests: Life cycle assessment, biofuels
Tracy_DixonTracy Dixon
University Sustainability Office
Interests: Sustainability at NC State