Living and Design

(All day)

The 22nd Annual ARC Program review features a variety of sessions on vehicles, fuels, and simulation, with national and local speakers. 

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Erb Institute and School of Natural Resources welcomes Paul Slovic for a very special guest lecture. 

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

FREE, fun-filled family experience at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas at Cobo Center!!

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Register today for the 2016 Michigan CHP Conference - "Moving to Clean Energy with Combined Heat and Power: Matching CHP Customers to Supplies" 


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, together with Advanced Energy Economy, Ceres, the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, and the World Resources Institute are hosting a one-day conference Corporate Pathways to Advanced Energy: The Growth of Market Demand for Clean Energy Solutions on February 2, 2016 at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. The conference will bring together thought leaders from the world’s most dynamic corporations who are investing in advanced energy projects across the globe.

Monday, November 16, 2015

The first North American roads were foot trails- trails that widened, with the centuries, to accommodate horses and then teams. A horse and wagon traveled at an average speed of four miles per hour. Our average travel speed has changed a bit since then, yet many of those same trails- made to offer the least resistance possible for animals two-legged and four- now carry millions of Americans to their destinations. Builders, policy experts, and others who plan and study transportation systems must literally build the future on top of the past.

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Joe Trumpey, a professor in the School of Art & Design and the School of Natural Resources will discuss the sustainability issues related to the house, farming, and energy storage.

Beyond Carbon Neutral is a major new initiative to develop technologies, programs and policies to raise the rate at which carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere.

Monday, July 20, 2015

The University of Michigan today opened Mcity, the world's first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars.

Friday, June 19, 2015

As a child growing up in Lebanon, Carol Menassa was given a gift that sparked a lifelong interest in structural design.

“When I was five, I received a Lego set. That was it. That’s when I knew I wanted to build things.”

During her childhood, Menassa - University of Michigan Assistant Professor and John L. Tishman CM Faculty Scholar - became passionate about structures: how they are built, and later, how they are designed to withstand use over time. As an undergraduate, she decided to make construction her life’s work and majored in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the American University of Beirut.


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