The Center for SustainabilITY in the Built Environment (CITY@UMD) was established with funding from the University of Maryland (UMD) Provost’s Office in 2012. The center’s mission is to reimagine the physical infrastructure systems in urban neighborhoods. The center’s education, research, and technology transfer projects focus on analytical tools and devices capable of managing environmental quality at scale.
CITY@UMD currently has research activities in support of their mission funded by DOE and DARPA. At UMD, their work informs and serves campus Facility Management, the Sustainability Council, and the President’s Energy Task Force. The center’s newest initiative is focused on the development of a multi-institutional center for mitigation of poor air quality and pathogens found indoors, currently under consideration by the NSF Engineering Research Centers program.