Saxe, Posen aim to improve sustainability of urban infrastructure systems

head shots of L-R Shoshanna Saxe, I. Daniel Posen

L-R Shoshanna Saxe, I. Daniel Posen

Professors Shoshanna Saxe and I. Daniel Posen were jointly awarded a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund grant for their project entitled “Improving Sustainability of Urban Infrastructure Systems.” The funding will enable the development of a virtual laboratory, which they will use to conduct life cycle assessment (LCA) and environmental cost-benefit analysis (ECBA) on urban systems.

The professors aim to quantitatively understand environmental impacts, and influence the design and operation, of urban infrastructure systems. In the near term, the virtual laboratory will focus on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in urban systems, then expand to other environmental impacts.