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Smart Growth Research Initiative is Subject of the Next IRIC Lunch and Learn

October 10, 2019

In the next IRIC Lunch and Learn presentation, noon Thursday, Oct. 17, in the IRIC Atrium, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Daniel Cronan will discuss his work on a National Science Foundation funded project in Idaho's Magic Valley, called "Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems.” His work is part of an interdisciplinary research initiative seeking to address issues concerning drought, water demand, water quality and food security by using a stakeholder-driven alternative futures framework.

In 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau ranked Idaho as the nation's fastest growing state by population. As this growth continues, it can impact socio-ecological systems in many ways, like increased land development and pressures on agricultural production. Various scenarios, driven by stakeholders, can help effectively guide the designs of our green infrastructure networks.

IRIC Lunch and Learn presentations allow students, faculty and staff to share and cross-pollinate ideas in a fun and informal lunchtime setting. All are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion.

This presentation is available via Zoom.

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