Southwest Urban Corridor Integrated Field Laboratory (SW-IFL)

Downtown Tucson
The SW-IFL research and engagement activities will be focused on Arizona’s growing urban corridor.

🎉 Some incredible news to announce! 🎉 We have been awarded a $25 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the Southwest Urban Corridor Integrated Field Laboratory (SW-IFL), a partnership led by Arizona State University with the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and IBM for climate change modeling, observations, and resilient solutions. The research and engagement will focus on the urban corridor in Arizona stretching from the Navajo Nation on the north; through the Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tucson metropolitan areas; to Nogales and the U.S.-Mexico border on the south.

The SW-IFL will study the rapidly urbanizing Arizona urban corridor to provide scientists and decision-makers with high-quality, relevant knowledge to inform and develop equitable solutions to improve resiliency. I am a Co-I of the overall SW-IFL and lead of the University of Arizona team, which will receive $3.5 million and includes colleagues from across campus. The SW-IFL is one of four new Urban Integrated Field Laboratories funded by DOE.

Much more to come!