SILC is an interdisciplinary and solution-oriented center that supports diverse projects and educational programs linked by a common focus on issues in sustainability (i.e. issues in economy, social equity, and environment). Because of the nature of this work, SILC’s impact-oriented research includes a breadth of disciplines, such as, engineering, physical and natural sciences, social science, social justice, psychology, humanities, business, law, and computer science.
SILC’s research focus is on developing, testing, and deploying high impact solutions to sustainability challenges. Ongoing projects focus on data or technology-supported approaches to complex problems with an emerging capacity in land planning and sustainable food systems. Examples of some of our current initiatives and collaborations include management of the following projects & programs.