The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $750,000 grant to a consortium of 20 U.S. universities, two national labs and three international partners for the new Sustainable Cities – People, Infrastructures and the Energy-Climate-Water Nexus project. The grant seeks to develop harmonized methods, open datasets and shared curriculum on the topic of sustainable cities across these universities. The project is being coordinated at the University of Colorado, Denver at the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Systems (CSIS).
This is one of many new NSF sustainability-oriented projects, with CU Denver as one of 94 Research Coordination Network (RCN) hubs. The focus of CU Denver’s RCN is on reducing energy use, carbon emissions and mitigating climate-risks to water supply and public health in cities.
The project is scheduled to last four years, starting in January 2012.