Sustainable Communities & Critical Infrastructure

The College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, the College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Sciences, the College of Public Policy, and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts are all engaged in research on sustainable communities and critical infrastructure at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Forming and shaping our cities and regions in ways that best serve the two-thirds of the world’s population that are expected to live in urban centers by 2050 is a challenge. Public institutions, government entities and private organizations are using data and technology to advance and refine the functionality of a city to improve the livability for all its residents, which is the premise of “smart cities”, a model to securely integrate all communication and information technology to best manage a city’s assets to benefit and maximize for the greater good.

UTSA researchers are working collaboratively and conducting research in a variety of areas:

The University is working with local, regional, state, and national organizations to identify and address the best ways to provide for the critical needs of communities while promoting sustainability and economic development now and in the future.

UTSA Sustainable Communities Research Centers

Selected Grant Awards:


Publications: