Center For Urban Sustainability

The Center for Urban Sustainability collaborates with students, the metro community, and governmental and industry leaders to inspire and promote sustainability education, initiatives, and research, in order to produce tangible environmental, social, and economic benefits to citizens.

The Fifth Annual Sustainability Academy

The Fifth Annual Sustainability Academy is now accepting applications! High school students interested in high performance buildings, alternative energy, and engineering are encouraged to apply today. Applications are due May 15th.

Learn more.

Academics

Find out about the sustainability curriculum and academic programs offered at UNO.

Sustainability Research

Learn more about the immersive research addressing the environmental, economic, and social challenges of sustainability being conducted by UNO affiliates.

Center Stakeholders

Get to know the Center's staff, advisory board, affiliates, research fellows, and project partners.

Support Our Work

Find out the many ways you can assist with the Center's mission.

Our Goals

Establish and Foster Strong Collaborations

  • Partner academy, industry, and community stakeholders
  • Connect research engaging the real world as a living laboratory

Engage in Fundamental and Applied Urban Sustainability Research

  • Support existing and ongoing work relating to urban sustainability
  • Catalyze new projects and research
  • Grow areas of strength and focus across the NU system

Celebrate UNO and Omaha as a Place for Innovative Urban Sustainability Research and Education Degree Programs

  • Attract talented, renowned faculty through strategic hiring and research
  • Appeal to companies interested in hiring University of Nebraska graduates
  • Draw college-bound and non-traditional students interested in the 'green' economy to UNO

Contact the Center For Urban Sustainability

Steven Rodie, Director
srodie@unomaha.edu
402.554.3752 

Farrah Grant, Project Coordinator
fgrant@unomaha.edu
402.554.4023 

General Questions
sustain@unomaha.edu