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December 1, 2014

Dana Wall received the 2015 Dow Sustainability Fellowship, and will conduct a year-long project to explore sustainability issues with other interdisciplinary fellows. View Dana’s Profile

November 4, 2014

Josh Newell comments on the under utilization of alleys in this article for Next City. “The residents of South Los Angeles were initially a bit skeptical about the idea of green alleys. “When we first started talking to community members, they were like, ‘No way,’” says Tori Kjer, a program director of the Trust for […]

November 1, 2014

Josh Newell was awarded a grant of $55,000 for his current research on urban forest ecosystems as equitable green infrastructure for the Detroit region.

October 15, 2014

Jennifer Wolch comments on what is “just green enough”, and the concept of “eco-gentrification” in this article for Fast Company. “On the three Es of sustainability—ecology, economy, and equity—the High Line in New York passes the first two with flying colors. The elevated-railroad-turned-park has brought a fresh mix of plants, flowers, birds, and insects to […]

October 1, 2014

Ming Xu and Josh Newell was awarded a grant of $319,000 to develop an integrated tool to evaluate water scarcity risks for industries with global supply chains.

July 15, 2014

The article “Urban green space, public health and environmental justice: The challenge of making cities ‘just green enough’” by Jennifer Wolch, Jason Byrne, and Joshua Newell was highlighted inn Next City’s Science of Cities column. Click here to read the column. From green roofs in Chicago to the High Line in Manhattan, U.S. cities have […]

December 9, 2013

The University Record ran a weeklong “Victors for Michigan” feature highlighting Joshua Newell’s work on underutilized urban spaces in a week long “Victors for Michigan.” Back alleys, vacant lots and underutilized urban spaces hold great potential for fostering more sustainable cities, if they can be reimagined and transformed into multidimensional green infrastructure that simultaneously delivers […]

December 1, 2012

Joshua Newell, Nancy Love, and Richard Norton were granted an MCubed award for their proposal Innovatively Planning for Technological Innovation: Water, Infrastructure, and Sustainability.MCubed is a two-year seed-funding program that provides startup funds for groundbreaking, high-risk research projects. The awards are intended to empower interdisciplinary U of M faculty teams to take on innovative work […]

November 30, 2012

Joshua Newell and Robert Vos’ (USC) research on the carbon footprint of paper in U.S. and Chinese supply chains is featured on the USC News website. Two studies by Newell and Vos demonstrate how current methods of measuring the carbon footprint of consumer products are insufficient in measuring the products’ true impacts, particularly as they […]