Navigation Links
Interdisciplinary research looks at Charlotte's green mystery
Date:9/13/2010

Charlotte, North Carolina is a rapidly growing city. Charlotte is also a green city. Some people might see that as a contradiction.

In Charlotte, there are wooded lots and remnant farms plots almost in the shadow of the towers of the nation's second largest financial center. There are also many sizable tracts of undeveloped land within the city's boundaries. Social scientists find the co-existence of strong urban growth and persistent green areas puzzling. The National Science Foundation thinks that Charlotte's complex environment might make an interesting site for long-term research in urban growth and sustainability.

After more than 12,000 years of civilization, more people now live in cities than in any other environment, yet our understanding of urban dynamics is still incomplete. Cities' paths to prosperity or failure, sustainability or decay are still mysterious to us because, like the humans that created them, urban systems are extremely complicated. For this reason, the NSF has been funding innovative, inter-disciplinary research aimed at studying the phenomenon of how cities grow and function as ecosystems, beginning with the 1998 establishment of two urban Long-term Ecological Research sites in Phoenix and Baltimore. Some important things have been learned, but now the NSF is considering establishing new study sites and is looking at 17 different cities as possible locations.

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte have been awarded $300,000 by NSF's Urban Long-Term Research Areas Exploratory Research Projects (ULTRA-EX) competition one of 17 national awards given for pilot urban research projects. The exploratory projects are research trials that may lead to the later award of an ULTRA site the establishment of a long-term study site with major NSF funding for urban-environment research.

Charlotte, which has experienced dynamic urban growth without losing all the pastoral charms of the North Car
'/>"/>

Contact: James Hathaway
jbhathaw@uncc.edu
704-687-5743
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related biology news :

1. Synthetic biology offers new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration
2. Networking initiative to support interdisciplinary research
3. Wistar Institute researcher receives New Innovator award from NIH
4. NC State researchers get to root of parasite genome
5. White Mountain Research Station to host climate change conference
6. Stevens awarded $1M for advanced biofuels research
7. Researchers find animal with ability to survive climate change
8. Researchers find an essential gene for forming ears of corn
9. Researchers note differences between people and animals on calorie restriction
10. Researcher working on destruction of chemical weapons
11. Researchers study acoustic communication in deep-sea fish
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/14/2015)... 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ... on the growing mobile commerce market, announces that its ... New York Design Awards under the category  ,Product Design ... Design Awards are part of a global multi-disciplinary awards ... from the marketplace, industry and judging panel. Winners will ...
(Date:4/10/2015)... , April 10, 2015 Research ... of the "Security Competitive Profiles - NEC" ... , NEC will continue to supply a ... the market, with a company focus on the development ... Winning opportunities in the Asia-Pacific ...
(Date:4/6/2015)... Conn. , Apr. 6, 2015 NXT-ID, ... "Company"), a biometric authentication company focused on the ... has filed provisional patent 62/143028 for ... COMMUNICATIONS AND ENERGY TRANSFER  NXT-ID introduces a ... payments. This patent surrounds the use of miniature ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 2NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 3NEC Security Competitive Profile 2015 2NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 2NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 3NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 4
... human gut may not just be helping digest food but ... metabolic functions of other organs, like the liver, according to ... . These findings offer new understanding of the symbiotic relationship ... the microbiota can impact overall health. "The gut microbiota ...
... of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have identified two ... to new, more effective treatments for excessive alcohol drinking. ... brain, GABA receptors and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), "caused ... rodents that had been bred and trained to drink ...
... North America have been awarded Leopold Leadership Fellowships ... Woods Institute for the Environment, the Leopold Leadership ... scientists make their knowledge accessible to decision makers. ... 20 mid-career academic environmental researchers as fellows. They ...
Cached Biology News:Gut bacteria can control organ functions 2University of Maryland School of Medicine study identifies genes associated with binge drinking 2University of Maryland School of Medicine study identifies genes associated with binge drinking 3University of Maryland School of Medicine study identifies genes associated with binge drinking 420 researchers selected as 2011 Leopold Leadership Fellows 220 researchers selected as 2011 Leopold Leadership Fellows 320 researchers selected as 2011 Leopold Leadership Fellows 4
(Date:4/16/2015)... - Bioenterprise Corporation is pleased to announce that it will ... , PEI.  Bioenterprise has established a 3-year strategic ... the commercialization of agricultural technologies and innovations. ... They have been at the heart of agri-innovation in ... Dave Smardon , President & CEO of Bioenterprise Corporation.  ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... Calif. , April 16, 2015  Scientists from ... "New Drugs on the Horizon," at the American Association ... Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, April 19, 2015 ... Ph.D., Cleave,s Director of Biology, will present new in ... a first-in-class, oral inhibitor of p97, a critical enzyme ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... MENLO PARK, Calif. , April 16, 2015 ... and the Company), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing ... indications, today announced that the Mayo Clinic Cancer ... site for the ongoing, multicenter Phase I/II study of ... most common and deadly form of human brain cancer. ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... Tex. (PRWEB) April 16, 2015 ... chain management systems for highly regulated industries, is ... been name a monthly columnist for Cold Chain ... ( http://www.coldchainiq.com ). His column titled, Global Cold ... chain information for today’s life sciences, pharmaceutical and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Bioenterprise Corporation Expands into the Maritimes 2Cleave Biosciences to Participate in Special Session "New Drugs on the Horizon" at AACR Annual Meeting 2015 2Cleave Biosciences to Participate in Special Session "New Drugs on the Horizon" at AACR Annual Meeting 2015 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals Adds Fourth Clinical Trial Site in Phase I/II Multicenter Study of VAL-083 for Recurrent Malignant Glioma 2DelMar Pharmaceuticals Adds Fourth Clinical Trial Site in Phase I/II Multicenter Study of VAL-083 for Recurrent Malignant Glioma 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals Adds Fourth Clinical Trial Site in Phase I/II Multicenter Study of VAL-083 for Recurrent Malignant Glioma 4DelMar Pharmaceuticals Adds Fourth Clinical Trial Site in Phase I/II Multicenter Study of VAL-083 for Recurrent Malignant Glioma 5Modality Solutions Gary Hutchinson Named Columnist for Cold Chain IQ 2Modality Solutions Gary Hutchinson Named Columnist for Cold Chain IQ 3
... a long-planned departure from its traditional focus, high-end computer ... U.S. Army for development of two different products. , ... it has secured $2.2 million in federal contracts for ... the Armys Research, Development and Engineering Command (CERDEC) to ...
... bar codes to video screens, Eau Claire-based entrepreneur Mike ... business opportunities. , ,A former technology consultant for Delta Technology ... when he founded StrandWare Inc. , a company based ... time he sold the company in 2001, it had expanded ...
... International, Inc. , which makes the drug Hectorol, reported $2.5 ... quarter ended March 31. , ,Hectorol is a Vitamin D-based ... in patients with chronic kidney disease. Gross margins run about ... profitability from the same quarter last year, when it reported ...
Cached Biology Technology:SLE of Eau Claire lands $2.2 million in federal contracts 2SLE of Eau Claire lands $2.2 million in federal contracts 3Online Kiosks founder Mike Strand uses contest to screen new business plan 2Online Kiosks founder Mike Strand uses contest to screen new business plan 3