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Kara Kockelman - NSF Sustainability Research Network

 metro in city 

 Aug. 12, 2015

Professor Kara Kockelman is part of a new $12 million research network aimed at building sustainable, healthy and livable cities. Funded by the National Science Foundation’s Sustainability Research Network program, and led by the University of Minnesota, the project is the first of its size to focus on ways to reimagine infrastructure — energy grids, transportation systems, green spaces, and food and water systems — to create cities that are highly functional, promote the health of residents and the environment, and have that intangible "vibe" called livability that makes cities desirable places to live and work.

Kockelman is leading the project's transportation testbed and is on the project’s steering committee.

More information on the research network.