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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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ASU professor leading international effort to improve urban resilience

ASU professor leading international effort to improve urban resilience

We’re just over a week into the new year and we’ve already seen extensive wildfires in Australia and massive flooding in Indonesia, both of which have claimed multiple lives. These incidents — extreme weather events intensified by climate change — are officially the new normal, and experts are worried. "The overall challenge is that cities, in...

Two sustainability scientists named President's Professors

Two sustainability scientists named President's Professors

Joni Adamson, the director of the Environmental Humanities Initiative at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and Michael Angilletta, a professor in the School of Life Sciences and the associate director of undergraduate programs, have been named President's Professors. To be designated as a President’s Professor is one of ASU’s most prestigious faculty honors...

ASU ecologist believes context is vital to sustainable landscapes

ASU ecologist believes context is vital to sustainable landscapes

The prominent color-field painter Kenneth Noland once said: “For me, context is the key. From that comes the understanding of everything.” Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Dean’s Distinguished Professor Jianguo Wu would certainly agree. “Sustainability science has to be done on multiple scales," Wu said. "Global scale is important. Local scale is important. Regional...

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