News
January 14, 2016

A new paper by Sara Meerow, Joshua Newell, and Melissa Stults in Landscape and Urban Planning reviews the existing literature on urban resilience and proposes a new, inclusive definition. Read the article here.

November 10, 2015

Papers authored by Joshua Newell and USRG member Joshua J. Cousins are now on the website. View More

October 15, 2015

An interdisciplinary group of University of Michigan faculty, as well as visiting faculty and professionals gathered in Ann Arbor last week for a two-day workshop to discuss urban agriculture and its relationships with energy, water, food access, and various other issues. View More

September 14, 2015

The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) 2015 Doctoral Students’ Speaker Event presents: Can We Achieve Sustainability Within a Capitalist System? Thursday, October 1st 4:00-6:00 Dana Building, room 1040 4:00-5:00: Dr. Paul Robbins, Professor and Director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will give a public lecture on […]

August 12, 2015

The University of Michigan is one of nine research universities in a new international effort, funded by a $12 million award from the National Science Foundation, to build better cities of the future. The University of Minnesota-led project brings together scientists, industry leaders and policy partners committed to creating cities that are highly functional, that […]

May 6, 2015

Sara Meerow recently received a Rackham International Research Award to support her dissertation fieldwork in Manila, Philippines. Sara departs for Manila in May, where she will be examining green infrastructure and resilience planning in the vulnerable coastal megacity.

May 5, 2015

Joshua Cousins was selected by the faculty and administration of SNRE to receive The Superior Teaching Award. Established in 1993, this annual award is made to one graduate student in the School of Natural Resources and Environment in recognition of their outstanding contributions to teaching during the academic year.

Joshua Cousins recently received a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support his final year of research and writing. The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious and risk-taking. Joshua was also awarded the Trent R. Dames Civil Engineering History Fellowship at The Huntington Library for his research project […]

April 10, 2015

Joshua Newell speaks at The School of Sustainability, Arizona State University “In this talk, Newell will use a political-industrial ecology approach to more fully delineate the urban water supply metabolism of Los Angeles, which sprawls for thousands of miles across the American West. He will reflect on the potential of the urban metabolism concept to […]