Topic: Sustainable housing

LBJ School Professor Awarded $100,000 Ford Foundation Grant for Sustainable Housing Research

Oct. 11, 2010

Peter Ward, the C.B. Smith Sr. Centennial Chair in U.S.-Mexico Relations and professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Ford Foundation for research on sustainable housing policy and policy development for self-help in the Texas colonias, residential areas along the Texas-Mexico border that lack some basic living necessities such as electricity and running water.

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Collaboration Between School of Architecture and City of Austin Addresses Sustainability, Affordable Housing and Urban Sprawl

March 22, 2010

The Alley Flat Initiative, a building program that has introduced green, affordable housing to East Austin, has created new model for urban development, according to the Center for Sustainable Development at The University of Texas at Austin.

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