Sustainability Research and Training Program
The Sustainability Research and Training Program (SRTP) is a collaborative project of the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) and the Diamond Developers (DD) of Dubai, UAE. In March 2014, UC Davis and DD signed an agreement which would promote research and training regarding the technologies and social conditions entailed in building, living in, and maintaining communities designed for sustainable living. DD is building such a community, which they have named the Sustainable City in Dubai. The Sustainable City will serve as a living laboratory for much of the research. The interdisciplinary collaborative research will include partners from the various BCBCB Consortium universities. The projects will engage faculty from the social sciences, physical sciences and engineering. Research will focus on water, soil, solid waste management, organic food production, renewable energy, and the social conditions and experiences entailed in building, living in, and maintaining communities designed for sustainable living.
SRTP will promote research and training through the following strategies.
- NEW! Diamond Developers Sustainability Fellowship Program
- Research Grant Program…read more
- Online Curriculum… read more
- Indices of Sustainability… read more
For additional background, please see the SRTP History page which includes information on key events and activities in the development of the SRTP program. More information about the Sustainable City in Dubai can be found here. Other sustainability research efforts amongst the BCBCB consortium partners may be found here.