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New Stanford seed grants create pathways to sustainability

Danielle Torrent Tucker
Sep 24 2020

The Bill Lane Center is pleased to be a part of the inaugural cohort of Long-Range Vision-focused Stanford seed grants. Lane Center Director Bruce Cain, a professor of political science, is participating in three of the seventeen projects to be selected for funding this year.

The sustainability initiative that arose out of Stanford's Long-Range Vision has awarded 17 seed grants providing one year of funding to faculty pursuing groundbreaking ideas for sustainability solutions.

Of the 81 submissions considered from the call for proposals, the panel chose 17 finalists based on their relevance to 21st-century sustainability challenges; ambition in scope, scale and impact; and demonstrated potential for sustained effort.

The three projects featuring Bruce Cain are:

Sustainable California Water Management: Integrating Across Use Sectors and Management Regimes (water) – Richard Luthy, professor of civil and environmental engineering; Bruce Cain, professor of political science; Scott Fendorf, professor of Earth system science; and Barton Thompson, professor of law

Stanford Future Bay Initiative: Contributing to a Sustainable, Equitable and Resilient Urban Future for the Bay Area (risk-resilience-hazards) – Jenny Suckale, assistant professor of geophysics; Jack Baker, professor of civil and environmental engineering; Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, assistant professor of Earth system science; Bruce Cain, professor of political science; Daniel Ho, professor of law and of political science; and Derek Ouyang, lecturer in geophysics

Developing Sustainable WUI Policies, Programs and Regulations for Wildfire Mitigation on California Rangelands (risk-resilience-hazards) – Bruce Cain, professor of political science; Kari Nadeau, professor of medicine and of pediatrics; and Inês Azevedo, associate professor of energy resources engineering

For more information on this program and the other finalists, see the full article on Stanford News.


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