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On November 4th, STS Director Jerry Miller participated in a panel on “Challenges and Opportunities for Urban Sustainability: Results from the 2016 National Academies Report” at the Yale Conference on Urban Resilience & Sustainability. Several members of the report’s authoring committee presented the report findings and recommendations at the event. Watch Dr. Miller's remarks and those of the committee members.
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An expert committee under the STS Program completed a report that offers a road map and recommendations to help U.S. cities work toward sustainability, measurably improving their residents’ economic, social, and environmental well-being. Read the press releaseview this report, or read the Report Highlights... 
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The second committee meeting for this study was held on October 27-28, 2016 in Denver, CO and San Jose, CA, respectively. During the open session in Denver, CO, panel discussions addressed a variety of perspectives on housing, health care, and homelessness in the region. Learn more...
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On September 20th, STS Director Jerry Miller moderated a plenary panel of experts on Comparative Environmental Management at the Global Marine Sustainability meeting in Scotland. Watch his remarks.
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Recent Presentation from STS Director Jerry Miller
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New Report
Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for the United States
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New Study
Housing, Health, and Homelessness: Evaluating the Evidence
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Recent Presentation from STS Director Jerry Miller
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Upcoming Events

Meeting 3: Housing, Health, and Homelessness: Evaluating the Evidence
December 15-16, 2016, Irvine, CA

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Sustainability-related meetings at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine


Recent Events

Meeting 2: Housing, Health, and Homelessness: Evaluating the Evidence
October 27-28, 2016, Denver, CO and San Jose, CA

Sustainability at the National Academies
September 26, 2016, Washington, DC


Current Activities

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability 
Established in 2002, the STS Roundtable provides a high-level forum for sharing views, information, and analysis related to harnessing science and technology for sustainability, and then catalyzing follow-on advisory Academy work. In 2013-2014, the Roundtable, in collaboration with the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems and the Water Science and Technology Board, successfully contributed to the emerging dialogue on the energy-water nexus, holding four related events. In 2015, the Roundtable held two events focusing on issues related to sustainability indicators and metrics. View agenda and presentations from the most recent November 2015 meeting...

Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)   
Launched in 2008, NELS is an event series for early career professionals from federal and local agencies, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, NGOs, private sector and foundations, in the Washington DC area. The Network includes leaders with diverse backgrounds and expertise, from natural resource management to energy policy to public health. Through NELS, these emerging leaders foster relationships that enable them to more effectively bring about a sustainable future.

Building the Foundations of Sustainability across the Academies
A monthly e-newsletter Sustainability at the Academies provides updates highlighting activities related to sustainable development throughout the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 

Sponsor-Requested Workshops and Studies
Sponsored studies that enlist the nation’s foremost scientists, engineers, health professionals, and other experts to address the scientific and technical aspects of sustainable development. Most recent events include:

To learn more about sustainability activities, both in the STS program and throughout the other boards and committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, please view the list of publications, upcoming meetings and ongoing activities.

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  Reports & Summaries View more... 
Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for the United StatesPathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for the United States
Transitioning Toward Sustainability Advancing the Scientific Foundation: Proceedings of a WorkshopTransitioning Toward Sustainability Advancing the Scientific Foundation
Integrating Landscape Approaches and Multi-Resource Analysis into Natural Resource Management: Summary of a WorkshopIntegrating Landscape Approaches and Multi-Resource Analysis into Natural Resource Management
Measuring Progress Toward Sustainability: Social and Economic Indicators and Metrics for Urban Sustainability
Call for Sustainability Science PapersView Recent PNAS Sustainability Science Articles