Focus: Sustainable Communities
Built Environment, Carbon Footprint, Climate Change, Jobs and the Workforce, Water Management...
Sustainable communities utilize cost-effective energy sources releasing minimal carbon, provide efficient buildings and transportation systems, build equitable and affordable housing, promote climate resilience, and establish clean water and sanitation systems. Sustainable communities also offer environmentally and economically sound food systems, recreational opportunities, and opportunities for civic engagement. The concept of community is central to sustainability. Twenty ACSF seed projects in this area are an indicator of the strong commitment and depth of talent at Cornell already engaged.
Flowing waters from tropical mountains sustain a substantial part of the world's population. These resources are poorly understood, despite growing regional demand for water... (more)