Research in Sustainability: A Global Imperative
Researchers at Northeastern are making path-breaking discoveries in sustainability research—from energy and climate change to sustainable urban design and policies—to promote resilient public infrastructure.
The university brings together faculty with broad expertise: chemical, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering; architecture and urban design; chemistry; environmental science; economics and public policy; and biology. This interdisciplinary, highly collaborative approach to research includes partnerships with business and industry, government agencies, and nonprofit environmental groups.
Northeastern’s sustainability research breakthroughs will enable society to respond to environmental threats, ranging from extreme weather caused by climate change to the community-wide impacts of unsustainable urban development.
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