04/02/2019: Avery Layne, a CITY@UMD undergraduate researcher who has been working with the cluster since 2017, was honored as the Executeive Board Member of the Year (2018-2019) for Region II of the National Society Black of Engineers (NSBE) at their 45th Annual Convention. Here Avery (left) is seen with Region II Chairperson Obum Egolum.
The Cluster for SustainabilITY in the Built Environment (CITY@UMD) was established with funding from the University of Maryland (UMD) Provost’s Office in 2012. The cluster’s mission is to reimagine the physical infrastructure systems in urban neighborhoods. The cluster’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 cluster’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.