To provide an organizational structure to facilitate new and ongoing research on issues related to
urban environmental change
- To provide an organizational identity that will facilitate affiliated scholars to obtain external
funding for grants, contracts, or other projects related to urban environmental change.
- To recruit or invite additional ISU scholars from a variety of disciplines to become affiliated
with the Center, and to build an interdisciplinary team of researchers to brainstorm ideas for
projects involving urban environmental change, and
- To provide incentives to faculty members through seed grants for developing proposals and
educational materials and outreaching.
To increase contact and conversation among ISU researchers and governmental decision makers,
academia, and general public, and to fulfill ISU’s community engagement strategy
- To invite nationally/internationally recognized speakers to make presentations to the ISU
and Terre Haute communities.
- To publish a series of position/white papers on the issues of urban environmental change in
- With the assistance of our advisory board and affiliated scholars, to create other public forums
for disseminating information and/or facilitating discussion regarding urban environmental change,
such as brown-bags, discussion groups, etc.
- To create a series of short training or continuing education lectures.
To support student learning, research, and scholarship
- To start a brown bag series for interested students, faculty, and local professionals to meet
regularly and to discuss studies on urban environmental change.
- To offer small research grants to undergraduate and graduate students.
- To create experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students through
involvement in faculty research, their own research, and/or community projects