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Role of ethics in PIRE education & research curriculum

The role of ethics in PIRE Low Carbon Cities’ education and research curriculum is highlighted in an online archive by the Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science by the National Academy of Engineering. The Online Ethics Center (OEC) is a … Continue reading

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Publication: Urban Inequality and Vulnerability in Mumbai, India

The journal of Climatic Change published an outcome from our PIRE efforts by Patricia Romero-Lankao and Josh Sperling at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado, titled “Examining Urban Inequality and Vulnerability to Enhance Resilience:  Insights from Mumbai, India”.   Abstract Understanding how households, … Continue reading

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What environmental policies could preserve the Taj Mahal?

What environmental policies would be most effective in preserving the Taj Mahal? PIRE researchers Raj Lal (Georgia Institute of Technology), Ajay Nagpure (University of Minnesota), led by PIs Ted Russell and Anu Ramaswami, teamed up with colleagues IIT-Kanpur to solve this puzzle, … Continue reading

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Video online: Ethical Aspects of Urbanization, Interdisciplinary Research, and Fieldwork

The National Academy of Engineering’s  Online Ethics Center produced a video of our workshop in August 2015, Urban Infrastructure Transformations in China, India, and the US. In this workshop session, PIRE faculty and students discussed the role of ethics in their research.   The … Continue reading

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PIRE-PEER Project Leads to Commentary in Science 

“We must move beyond data to the systems-level decisions that we as a society must make to transition toward a smart, sustainable, and healthy urban future,” says SRN lead PI Anu Ramaswami, who led a commentary on the subject published in … Continue reading

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A Look Behind the Scenes of the Project

Last week, two fellow students and I attended NSF’s PIRE Principal Investigator (PI) meeting Arlington, VA. – just across the river from Washington DC. The two-day workshop was aimed toward sharing updates from the PIRE 2012 grants and providing insights … Continue reading

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Reflections on Winter School by Mauricio Leon

Note: A group of students and researcher toured cities in India and China in January as part of the National Science Foundation Partnership in International Research and Education (PIRE) grant.  Learn more about the Winter School 2016. The students share their observations on this … Continue reading

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