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Healthy Urban Environments

Healthy Urban Environments

Healthy Urban Environments

Healthy Urban Environments is a collaborative initiative which combines the power of Arizona State University’s entrepreneurship, research and innovation infrastructure with partnership, support and collaboration from Maricopa County and its communities.

Healthy Urban Environments

ASU seeks to establish Healthy Urban Environments (HUE) as a solutions-focused research, policy and technology incubator. As such, HUE rapidly develops, tests, and deploys heat-mitigation and air-quality improvement strategies and technologies. In collaboration with practitioners and community members we will create a healthy city and population across Maricopa County.

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COVID-19: The ultimate stress test for our global futures

COVID-19: The ultimate stress test for our global futures

In the latest thought leader piece from the Global Futures Laboratory, "COVID-19: The Ultimate Stress Test for Our Global Futures," 21 co-authors from across disciplines at Arizona State University explore how COVID-19 is shaking our societal foundations and revealing how vulnerable our systems are to shocks — even though we've long had evidence that something...

ASU professor creates hydropanels to address water scarcity

ASU professor creates hydropanels to address water scarcity

According to the United Nations, the year 2050 could see more than 5 billion people suffer water shortages as a result of climate change, increased demand and polluted supplies. This forecast means that now more than ever, it’s important to create new ways of obtaining sustainable drinking water. One person working to make that a...

High school students from Chandler receive $50,000 grant

High school students from Chandler receive $50,000 grant

The grant, from ASU's Healthy Urban Environments initiative, creates a solutions-focused, hands-on learning opportunity for high school students who are developing and testing a heat stroke prevention device.