Towards Low-Carbon, Sustainable, Healthy Cities and Urban Food System Innovations

March 30, 2023 12:00 pm

This two-day workshop will showcase the impact of co-produced urban sustainability science, data, and models on sustainability scholarship, city policy-making and interdisciplinary student experiences. The workshop will bring together faculty, students, practitioners, and policymakers associated with the NSF-funded Sustainable Healthy Cities Network and NSF-USDA Innovations at the Nexus of Food-Energy-Water Systems grants, both anchored by PI Anu Ramaswami at Princeton University. The workshop is co-hosted by Princeton University’s Metropolis Initiative, M.S. Chadha Center for Global India, High Meadows Environmental Institute, SPIA in NJ, and Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment.

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Day 1 (March 30): Towards Low-Carbon, Sustainable, Healthy Cities

Day 2 (March 31): Urban Food System Innovations

Location: Friend Center Convocation Room


March 30: Towards Low-Carbon, Sustainable, Healthy Cities

12:00-1:00: Urban Systems Science for People and the Planet

  • Anu Ramaswami, Princeton University
  • Armistead Russell, Georgia Tech

1:00-2:00 pm: Tackling Air Pollution: Learnings from India, China, and the US

  • Armistead Russell, Georgia Tech
  • Mark Zondlo, Princeton University
  • Denise Mauzerall, Princeton University
  • Ajay Nagpure, Princeton University

2:00-3:00: Green infrastructure and data science advances

3:30-4:30 pm: Student poster session

4:30-5:30: Multi-sector zero-carbon modeling for cities: Applications

  • Anu Ramaswami, Princeton University
  • Ashish Rao Ghorpade, ICLEI South Asia
  • Mauricio Leon
  • Discussant: Neha Agarwal

March 31: Urban Food System Innovations

9:00-10:30: Frontiers in knowledge coproduction for sustainability

  • Sara Elnakib
  • Aaron Shkuda
  • Benjamin Bradlow
  • Anu Ramaswami
  • Mauricio Leon
  • Alison Isenberg

10:45-12:00: Food Action Planning Research Priorities of New Jersey Communities

  • Newark food system actors
    • Chesha Hodge, City of Newark
    • Robin Peacock, executive director of MEND NJ, a network of community organization in Essex County NJ
  • Trenton food system actors
    • Matthew Broad, Trenton Health Team
    • Joan Healy, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County, Department of Family and Community Sciences
  • Hudson County Food System
    • Delma Yorimoto, Hudson County Food Security Taskforce
  • New Jersey statewide food system
    • Jeanine Cava, NJ Food Democracy Collaborative
  • India
    • Ashish Rao Ghorpade

12:30-3:15: Frontier research in urban food systems

3:30-4:30: Networking Session

3:30-4:30 pm: Closing remarks