Thursday, January 21, 2016

Humphrey School PIRE Winter Study Tour to India & China



December 27, 2015 through January 18, 2016

A group of students and researchers toured cities in India and China this month as part of a National Science Foundation Partnership in International Research and Education (PIRE) grant that focuses on “Developing Low-Carbon Cities in the USA, China, and India through Inter-Disciplinary Integration Across Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences, and Public Health,” led by the University of Minnesota. This PIRE project seeks to develop a transformative international research, education and outreach program to assist in the development of low-carbon, resource-efficient and healthy cities in the US, China and India.

The purpose of the trip was to address opportunities to inform the smart and sustainable urban infrastructure development in cities in the sectors of energy, transportation/transit, industrial development, and water and waste management systems. Students compared infrastructure and transitions toward low carbon and sustainable cities across India and China. They met with city officials, decision makers, urban planners, and industry leaders from all three countries.

For further reading, please check out the PIRE blog: https://piresustainability.wordpress.com/

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KATJA KRUIT
Program Coordinator PIRE and RCN
Low-Carbon Cities in US, China and India
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