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Sustainable development requires integrated consideration of economic well-being, the environment and equity.
Stanford researchers are studying how communities can sustain growing populations and a healthy environment while ensuring education, health and social equity for diverse residents. The Stanford Woods Institute promotes sustainable construction and design through research of materials, technologies and processes. The Institute does this by sponsoring diverse research on sustainable urban practices through Environmental Venture Projects and examining how low- and middle-income regions can improve their economics while protecting the environment.
Research Centers and Programs
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment hosted its inaugural Business of Sustainability Summit on May 5, 2014, engaging a diverse cohort of 54 top CEOs, chief sustainability officers and business unit heads from 47 companies, along with a small group of our faculty representing all seven Stanford schools. This...
The Osa & Golfito Initiative (INOGO) is facilitating the development of a strategy for sustainable human development and environmental stewardship in Costa Rica’s Osa and Golfito region. INOGO works hand in hand with Costa Ricans in local communities, government, the private sector and NGOs. The goal is to generate a...
Working with partners in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, Stanford researchers with the Program on Water, Health & Development are identifying ways to improve and increase the sustainability of water supply and sanitation service delivery, while also enhancing capacity for sustainable water and wastewater management in developing countries.
Other Research Centers and Programs
Environmental Venture Projects
News & Press Releases
Innovative approach to meeting energy needs will make Stanford one of the world's most energy-efficient universities. Comprehensive new system incorporates solar power for electricity, combined with heat recovery. It will eliminate 150,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually, the equivalent of removing 32,000 cars from the road.
Quotes Senior Fellow Raymond Levitt (Civil and Environmental Engineering) on the potential success of the Ohio River project, a long-languishing effort to connect two new bridges to interstate highways, as a positive signal to foreign investors
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