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.
09 Nov 2018
The ISU Sustainable Cities team is having its research initiatives featured on the Midwest Big Data Hub! The blog post recognizes the teams overall agenda to combat climate change through its various targets and objectives, and highlights some of the recent achievements our team has accomplished. We are proud of all the work that our team is doing, and are grateful for the opportunity to share our goals with our supportive research partners.
12 Oct 2018
Time for Action! At an Iowa news conference, Ulrike Passe, associate professor and director of the Center for Building Energy Research at ISU and Jerry Schnoor, co-director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research at the University of Iowa, met on Thursday to discuss climate change issues and building design.
02 Oct 2018
October 2nd, 2018:
Professor Ulrike Passe and David Jahn (City of Des Moines Urban Forestry Team) presented their university-community partnership, titled "The Role of Urban Forests in Sustainable Communities", at the 12th annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference in Debuque Iowa.