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Pathways to Urban Sustainability
An expert committee under the STS Program will conduct a study by using examples from metropolitan regions to understand how sustainability practices can contribute to the continued growth and regeneration of major metropolitan regions in the U.S. The second committee meeting will be held on April 29-30. Learn more...
NELS Event
NELS would like to invite you to the launch of a new report from the National Research Council, The Critical Role of Animal Science Research in Food Security and Sustainability on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Register here….
Homelessness and Urban Sustainability
The STS Program, in collaboration with the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and the IOM Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities, convened a session in November 2014, to explore issues related to the impact of the changing US health care system under ACA on the homeless population in urban areas. Read the Meeting in Brief...
Dr. Jerry L. Miller
Dr. Jerry Miller has been appointed as the Director of our Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS) Program. A senior executive with expertise in science and resource management policy with more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Miller will be the NRC’s senior scientist driving policy and program direction on sustainability-related issues. Read Dr. Miller's full biography...
Pathways to Urban Sustainability
New Study
Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities
NELS Event
The Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)
Homelessness and Urban Sustainability
New Meeting in Brief
Homelessness and Urban Sustainability: Implications of Changes to the US Health System on a Vulnerab ...
Dr. Jerry L. Miller
Dr. Jerry Miller appointed Director of Science and Technology for Sustainability Program
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Upcoming Events

Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities, Meeting 2
April 29-30, 2015
Long Beach, CA

Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)
April 8, 2015
Washington, DC

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Sustainability-related meetings at The National Academies

Recent Events

Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities, Meeting 1
February 12-13, 2015
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. View agenda and presentations from the December 2014 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 Research Council, 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. 

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, please view the list of publications, upcoming meetings and ongoing activities.

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  Reports & Summaries  View more... 
Energy Water Technological Innovation Addressing the Energy-Water Nexus through Technological Innovation
Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Perspectives from Portland and the Pacific Northwest
Sustainability for the Nation: Resource Connections and Governance Linkages
Call for Sustainability Science Papers View Recent PNAS Sustainability Science Articles