Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.29
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
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University of Louisville
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Justin Mog
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
Office of the Provost
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:
Yes

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:

Sustainability research addresses one or more aspects of sustainability. Sustainability is the quality of a system such that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainability requires the reconciliation of environmental, social, and economic concerns.


Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:
Yes

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:

Chad Frederick, a PhD student in Urban & Public Affairs with an interest in pedagogical approaches to sustainability, developed and implemented the methodology to conduct our most recent inventory of sustainability-related research at UofL, covering the years 2009-2011. We developed the list by searching our databases of research grants and publications for a variety of keywords (listed below), and then paring down the results to only those fitting our definition of sustainability research. We do not have an efficient system for tracking unpublished and non-grant-supported research, but we know many faculty are engaged in such research related to sustainability and we value their many contributions.

Keyword Search Terms Employed:
adaptive cycle
adaptive reuse                     
architecture - environmental aspects
authenticity
bicycle transit
bioregionalism
building materials
carbon emissions
carbon footprint
city planning                        
community development
community gardens
community partners
complete streets
disturbance
eco-agriculture
ecological
ecological footprint
ecology
economic development         
ecosystem
ecotourism
edible landscapes
education
energy conservation
energy consumption
environmental
environmental change
environmental education
environmental law
gentrification
government policy
green energy
green movement
green purchasing                  
green rooftops
green-washing
interdisciplinary
landscape architecture
landscape urbanism
laws and regulations
LEED
low-impact development
mass transit
multidisciplinary
neighborhood
networks
new urbanism
panarchy
place making
pollution               
recycle
recycling
regional development
renewable energy                 
resilience
rural development                
sense of place
social change
social justice
social responsibility
social-ecological system
source reduction                   
spiral dynamics
sustainability
sustainable agriculture
sustainable architecture         
sustainable design
sustainable development
sustainable energy               
sustainable living
transdisciplinary
transportation
triple bottom line
urban
urban agriculture
urban canopy
urban ecology
urban forest
urban renewal
urban soils
urbanism
urbanization
vulnerability
walkability
walking city
waste management


Does the institution make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online?:
Yes

The website URL where the sustainability research inventory is posted (required if claiming Part 3 of the credit):

Unfortunately, our inventory is not a complete accounting of all sustainability-related research at UofL. Rather, it represents our best available data, from an inventory of research grants and publications over the years 2009-2011. We do not have an efficient system for tracking unpublished and non-grant-supported research, but we know many faculty are engaged in such research related to sustainability and we value their many contributions.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.