STEP Students Present at National Academy of Engineering Workshop Organized by Faculty
September 11, 2015—On August 23-24, STEP students presented their research at a workshop hosted at the National Academy of Engineering in Washington, DC Organized by STEP faculty, the focus of the workshop was on "Urban Infrastructure Transformations in China, India and the US: Connecting Local Priorities with Global Carbon Targets."
Students and faculty were joined by policy experts from the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Transportation, ICLEI, Natural Resources Defense Council, Woodrow Wilson Center, and the World Bank.
The Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE) project is a part of the Center's Sustainable Cities Initiative. This interdisciplinary education program was developed that explores how the intersection of engineered infrastructures with social and natural systems shapes urban sustainability outcomes pertaining to resource management, environmental pollution, climate change, and public health.