Research & Initiatives


Research Photo

Honors student Jeffrey Cox researches the physiology of algae in the Biofuels and Bioproducts Laboratory.

The Patel College of Global Sustainability develops research that creates solutions for sustainability development in a rapidly-changing world. Its research is based upon USF's broad, interdisciplinary expertise in the areas of water, public health, energy, global security, and social equity. This interdisciplinary approach provides a fertile foundation for the development of unique solutions to emerging and existing problems.

The Patel College of Global Sustainability provides cutting-edge research and emphasizes developing appropriate transfer mechanisms so that it can be applied on the ground. Focus areas include challenges surrounding the development of resilient, livable, and healthy cities of the future, particularly in the developing world. Research generated at the College is key to the development of the global sustainable cities agenda.

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Faculty Led Student Projects

USF-CSPP Manatee County Solar Siting Project Presentation Video

TBRPC community project with PCGS

Public Impacts of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program

Creating a More Resilient Florida with PACE

USF-CSPP Dunedin City Commission – Solar Energy Project Presentation Video