Research projects undergone through or in conjunction with the Center for Sustainable Development reflect the Center's desire to integrate our core interests with one another in the most relevant manner possible. These projects aspire to push the boundaries of research in these areas, while also directly contributing to the larger goals of climate change, economic development, and social and environmental justice, on which the notion of sustainable development is built. Typically these projects result in a set of publications, which are uploaded and made available to the public whenever possible.
Here are some highlights of ideas and investigations being pursued by CSD Fellows:
The Alley Flat Initiative - a green affordable housing strategy
- The Alley Regeneration Project
- 2008 Alley Flat Initiative Final Report, July 2008 [pdf 6.4mb]
- 2009 Alley Flat Initiative Final Report, July 2008 [pdf 4.8mb]
Sustainable Economic & Regional Development
- Building a More Sustainable Economy: Economic Development Strategy and Public Incentives in Austin
Michael Oden, May 2008 [pdf 3.1 mb]
- Reinventing the Texas Triangle: Solutions for Growing Challenges
Kent Butler, Sara Hammerschmidt, Frederick Steiner, and Ming Zhang [pdf 1.4 mb]
Climate change policy
- Sustainable Buildings and Communities: Climate Change and the Case for Federal Standards
Rachael Rawlins & Robert Paterson, Journal of Law and Public Policy, Spring 2010 [pdf 180 kb]
Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions
- The USDOT UTC (Tier-1) Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2) aims to advance research, education, and technology transfer initiatives to improve the mobility of people and goods in urban and rural communities of megaregions. Please visit their website here.