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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 […]

March 18, 2015

The Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop on Urban Sustainability and Resilience presents a special lecture by Kate Derickson, Assistant Professor of Geography, Environment and Society at the University of Minnesota. “Resilience is not enough: toward a politics of resourcefulness for environmental justice” March 19th, 2:30-4:00pm Dana 1046 Abstract: In this talk Dr. Derickson will argue that the […]

February 7, 2015

Newell gives an invited talk at the Architectural League of New York and the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design’s Five Thousand Pound Life Water Symposium in New York City. Click here to view the video

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.