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Research to Action: Urban Sustainability

On May 7, 2013, ISS hosted a Research to Action Symposium on Sustainable Neighborhoods. The topic areas and presenters are listed below. Where available, a link is provided to the research presentation.

Built Environment and Urban systems

David Sailor, Mechanical Materials Engineering: The urban built environment

Sergio Palleroni, Architecture, Green portable classrooms

Thad Miller, Urban Studies and Planning: The techno-politics of infrastructure

Margarette Leite, Architecture, Material sustainability

Social Sustainability

Veronica Dujon, Sociology, and Eileen Brennan, Social Work: Social Inclusion at the Neighborhood Level

The Practitioner’s Voice

Rob Bennett, EcoDistricts: EcoDistrict development

Alisa Kane, City of Portland: Green building and development program

Food Systems

Dilafruz Williams, Education and Public Administration: Learning gardens  

Renee Curtis, Urban Studies and Community Environmental Services: Community food systems

Nathan McClintock, Urban Studies: Urban agriculture

Urban Ecology, Water and Climate

Alan Yeakley, Environmental Sciences and Management: Water resources

Heejun Chang, Geography: Urban water systems

Sean Gordon, Institute for Sustainable Solutions: Water quality policy

Ecodistrict Capstones and other Applied Class Projects

Bill Jones, Business Administration: EcoDistrict capstones

Annie Knepler, University Studies: Neighborhood-based student research

Urban and Rural

Ethan Seltzer, Urban Studies: EcoDistrict research

Rebecca McClain, Institute for Sustainable Solutions: Mapping socioeconomic values

Neighborhood Scale Action and Activism

David Osborn , University Studies: Community-based social change

B.D. Wortham-Galvin, Architecture: The Rosewood initiative


Research to Action, an initiative of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions, is a platform for identifying and linking PSU's diverse research expertise to the collaborative development of sustainable practices.