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Sustainable Infrastructure

Advances in mobility, materials, and landscape architecture pose new opportunities for the world, and especially for the more than half of the global population that now resides in cities. As we face the climate crisis, new strategies for the built environment will be necessary to ensure the health of distinct communities and the natural environment.

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Envisioning Paths Forward

The University of Michigan is developing new technologies, research, educational programs, and partnerships to better understand and effectively address the world’s most critical issues pertaining to infrastructure, from land use to housing and transportation disparities to the impacts of building materials.

Shifting into Forward

From pioneering autonomous technologies to reimagining community engagement approaches, U-M’s research environment fosters creativity, collaboration, and effective problem-solving across a variety of disciplines and partnerships, including: the Center for Low Carbon Built Environment , the Center for Smart Infrastructure Finance, the Center for Sustainable Systems , Mcity, the Urban Collaboratory, and the Urban Energy Justice Lab (UEJ). Find U-M experts in sustainability and environmental science, across fields and academic units.

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