Tuesday, September 27, 2016

STEP-FAR: RCN-SRN Webinar Series on Decoupling Urban Density's Benefits and Costs

Professor Clint Andrews, Rutgers University on Urban Density: Benefits & Cost

Clinton J. Andrews is Professor of Urban Planning and Policy Development, and Associate Dean for Planning and New Initiatives at the Edward J. Bloustein School, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. His research addresses behavioral, policy and planning questions related to energy use in the built environment.

This webinar presents recent evidence on the correlates of urban density, the relation between urban density and scale, and the implications for urban sustainability.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

From PNAS: "Making Technological Innovation Work for Sustainable Development"

From PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America): "Making Technological Innovation Work for Sustainable Development" by Laura Diz Anadona, Gabriel Chan, Alicia G. Harleya, Kira Matusb, Suerie Moona, Sharmila L. Murthye, and William C. Clarka

New Publication out on Nature: Energy "The pressing energy innovation challenge of the US National Labs."

by Laura Diaz Anadon, Gabriel Chan, Amitai Y. Bin-Nun & Venkatesh Narayanamurti

Accelerating the development and deployment of energy technologies is a pressing challenge. Doing so will require policy reform that improves the efficacy of public research organizations and strengthens the links between public and private innovators.

Here, we discuss the challenges the National Laboratories face in engaging the private sector, increasing their contributions to transformative research, and developing culture and management practices to better support innovation. We also offer recommendations for how policymakers can address these challenges.

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