Urban Sustainability

Urban Sustainability

Addressing fundamental issues of urban sustainability effectively and with foresight requires the leveraging of resources and insight across a wide spectrum of fields and disciplines, including science and technology, the social sciences, urban planning, and public health.

Upcoming Events

Jul 31 2014
Economic Growth and Environmental Protection through Evidence-Based Policy

9:30 AM
University of Chicago Center in Delhi, India

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EPIC in the News

Jul 11 2014
Taking Effective Action Against the Unstoppable

Climate change is not an event in your children’s future. It is bearing down upon you now. And there is nothing you — or anyone else — can do to prevent the hit.

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Jun 23 2014
The value of ‘second-best solutions’ to global warming

Over the weekend a prominent Republican, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, came out for a more-comprehensive attack on global warming than anything the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed: In a New York Times essay, he called for a tax on carbon. 

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Jun 03 2014
The Potential Downside of Natural Gas

CONVENTIONAL wisdom, strongly promoted by the natural gas industry, is that natural gas drives down American emissions of carbon dioxide, by substituting for carbon-rich coal. The climate stabilization plan announced by the Obama administration on Monday relies on that. But in other ways, cheap natural gas drives emissions up.

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EPIC-India Conference: Economic Growth and Environmental Protection through Evidence-Based Policy

EPIC-India Conference: Economic Growth and Environmental Protection through Evidence-Based Policy photo

India's government faces a daunting challenge-- how to meet the constitutional right of citizens to a clean environment without compromising economic growth?  EPIC will host its inaugural workshop in India on "Economic Growth and Environmental Protection through Evidence-Based Policy". The workshop brings together leading regulators, industrialists and researchers to drive the creation of new environmental policy to meet both goals.  Sessions cover the frontier of regulation today: advanced monitoring systems, information disclosure and emissions trading.

The conference is jointly hosted by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC); and Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard University, along with support from IFMR LEAD, the British Department for International Development’s Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence Program (BCURE), and Harvard University’s Sustainability Science Program.

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