Zimin Institute for Smart and Sustainable Cities at ASU
Our Smart and Sustainable Cities ecosystem active project partners
The Zimin Institute for Smart and Sustainable Cities at ASU has a diverse network of state, industry, and city partnerships with the common goal of creating a smarter, securer, healthier, and more sustainable future.
Partners provide technical, financial, and strategic support for our project teams. If you are interested in partnering with the Zimin Institute at ASU please contact us!
Electrifying landfill plastic
The United States uses about 37 million tons of plastic every year, according to management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. Almost half is single-use, disposable plastic from the packaging and food service industries that largely ends up in landfills. The...
Register to attend “How Complexity Science Can Guide Urban Transformations: Lessons from Germany”, March 29
Dr. Shade Shutters Ph.D. (Arizona State University) and Dr. Bastian Alm Ph.D. (German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action) will be presenting in a seminar through The Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes at Arizona State University on...
What’s it like to bike in Tempe? ASU researchers want to show you
When Thomas Czerniawski rides his bicycle to work every day among a sea of cars, he wonders if he might be crazy. In Tempe and the larger Phoenix metropolitan area — a region designed around car infrastructure — it sure can seem that way. However, he’s far from alone....
The Zimin Institute for Smart & Sustainable Cities is driving a people-centric vision of future cities. We are creating a world where the rich functionality and power of advanced technologies are seamlessly integrated with the physical spaces where people live, work, learn and play to make them safer and more secure, healthier, more sustainable and resilient, and more personally enriching.
Daily Life & Human Connection / Interaction / Engagement
Humans need meaningful connections, interactions, and engagement to live a full and purposeful life. Technology provides unique more opportunities for people to connect with friends, loved ones and their local community.
Sustainable and Healthy Environments & Spaces
As metropolitan areas continue to grow, we must create smart environments that promote the health of the population without destroying or depleting the natural environment. Innovative solutions are needed for smarter built environment practices that enhance public wellbeing without adversely affecting natural resources.
Inherent Security, Safety & Public Well-being
The complex and interdependent nature of smart cities raises significant technical, political and socio-economic challenges for designers, integrators and policy makers in everything from IT security and privacy, to reliability and safety of transportation systems, and public health policy and practice.
Infrastructure Surety, Resilience, and Integrated Functionality
As communities continue to grow at an increased pace there is a need for improved accessibility, durability, and integration in our daily infrastructures. These infrastructures encompass everything from the buildings we live and work in, to public transportation, and utilities that we use every day.
2022 – 2023 Funding Announcement is now available!
To view a recorded session of our Proposer’s Meeting please visit this link. You can download the Proposer’s Meeting slides here.
For more information on how to apply please download the RFP or visit our competition at https://asu.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1857232