Over its long history, IURD has sponsored research in numerous areas and across many disciplines. IURD emphasizes interdisciplinary and cooperative study with the aim of fostering joint learning among faculty, students and practitioners and helping researchers to recognize interdependencies in order to grasp the larger context of the problems that they are studying.
Featured Faculty Research
IURD Faculty Affiliate and Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Chair
Cairo, one of the densest cities in the world, struggles with many urban planning challenges, including heavy traffic, air pollution, a large informal housing sector, and lack of recreational and open green space for its many residents. The city has remarkable opportunities to reconnect its people with the river through increased access to the waterfront, environmental improvements, pedestrian pathways, and attractive public spaces. Except for a few heavily-used areas of public access, the banks of the Nile are currently off limits for most citizens because of private and military uses. Reclaiming the banks of the Nile for the people of Cairo will provide much-needed green space and make the river once again the heart of this dynamic and richly-textured city.
Developing Criteria for Prioritizing Expenditures for a Sustainable Future and Policy Briefs on Why We Need To Act Now
A Living Mediterranean River: Restoration and Management of the Rio Real in Portugal to Achieve Good Ecological Condition
The Effects of Transportation Corridors' Roadside Design Features on User Behavior and Safety, and Their Contributions to Health, Environmental Quality, and Community Economic Vitality: a Literature Review