Civic Innovation Challenge Winners Announced
The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has awarded 52 teams of civic and academic partners $50,000 to support refinement of their civic concepts for ready-to-implement, research-based pilot projects addressing “Communities and Mobility” or “Resilience to Natural Disaster."Professor Lee Branstetter has been named as a stage 1 awardee for his project, "City of Bridges: Using New Transportation Options to Drive Low-Income Mothers to Greater Success in Pittsburgh," which aims to further expand mass transit ridership and resident mobility, while also promoting environmental sustainability. Metro21 will partner with Prof. Branstetter for this project.
At the end of Stage 1, NSF and its federal partners will select, through a merit-review process, a number of Stage-2 awardees who will each receive up to $1 million each to carry out their civic concepts over a 1 year period.
See all of the Stage 1 Awardees here.