In Boulder, Colorado, the city and the University of Colorado collaborated to build an integrated, smart micro-grid that will promote energy efficiency, new technologies, and infrastructure improvements that benefit the entire community.
In Davis, California, the nation’s first bicycle lane and a commitment by the University of California-Davis to close its core campus to traffic spurred a level of alternative transportation that far exceeds U.S. averages.
And in South Bend, Indiana, the University of Notre Dame recently entered a 50-year lease with the city to develop a hydroelectric plant on an underutilized city-owned dam to significantly boost the community’s use of renewable energy.
Across the country, from New Haven to Ann Arbor to Boulder, some of the most innovative sustainability projects are the fruit of partnerships between municipal governments and universities.
On Oct. 13, leaders from 12 of these cities will convene at Yale for a one-day conference, “Forging University-Municipality Partnerships Toward Urban Sustainability
.” Convened by the Yale-based Hixon Center for Urban Ecology, the Yale Office of Sustainability, and the City of New Haven, the conference will begin at 9 a.m. in Kroon Hall.
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