|Submission Date||Feb. 27, 2019|
University of Louisville
IN-24: Innovation A
|1.00 / 1.00||
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
Office of the Provost
Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
Green Heart Louisville is a first-of-its-kind scientific experiment that will test if increasing green space in a neighborhood will improve air quality and human health. We are studying how Louisville's tree canopy affects heart health and risk for developing diabetes and obesity. Our researchers will investigate new ways to prevent heart disease, diabetes, and obesity and develop a scientifically backed "greenprint" for creating healthier cities.
Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Air & Climate
Coordination & Planning
A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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