Environmental sustainability draws from fields such as urban ecology, political ecology, and sustainability science in addition to the integration of social-ecological-technological systems. This research uses a systems approach to understand interactions between humans and the environment and to develop solutions to address sustainability challenges, such as the following:
Enhance and protect urban ecosystems, amenities, natural resources, and biodiversity in a rapidly urbanizing world
Mitigate and adapt to global environmental change, including climate change
Integrate strategies for water, land, air, food, and urban management at the local and global levels
Build equity while avoiding irreparable damage to our planet’s natural systems
Understand governance, policy, and technologies that support sustainable programs and behaviors
Envision sustainable, transformative futures and effective strategies to work toward that goal
Much of our research is conducted on environmental sustainability via the Sustainable Futures Lab linked below.