We are an inter-disciplinary research team driven by a common goal of making our cities sustainable. Sustainable Cities project is currently funded by ISU PIIR (Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research).
Sustainable architecture requires integrating human behavior and decision-making about the built environment within an ever-larger range of spatial, political, and cultural contexts. In addition to building-occupant interaction, we are increasingly considering the roles of microclimate and social dynamics in supporting cities as they develop policies and incentives for improved energy utilization.
25 Jan 2018
On January 23rd, Ulrike Passe and Janette Thompson attended the 2018 National Council for Science and the Environment (NSCE) Conference in Washington D.C. to present their continued research on energy data mapping. The annual conference brings together a global interdisciplinary group of educators, scientists, advocates, and policy leaders to share their latest findings and achievements in the pursuit of more informed environmental decision making.
30 Nov 2017
On November 30th, 2017 Ulrike Passe was invited to participate in the NSF-Sponsored Workshop on ‘Effective Community-University-Industry Collaboration Models for Smart and Connected Communities Research’ to speak on the panel “Building Socio-Technical Collaborations within Academia”. She talked about the opportunity for design disciplines to bring together researchers from diverse scientific, engineering and humanities fields into an integrated research teams at Iowa State University’s Sustainable City’s team.
09 Oct 2017
Graduate student, Jacklin Stonewall will present a paper on Best Practices for Engaging Underserved Populations.