The Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (SSC) 
The UAB SSC is an enabling platform for interdisciplinary collaboration to understand and transform the impact of urbanization at the scientific, economic, and human levels.
Researchers estimate that by year 2050, 90 percent 
of Americans will live in cities.  The future of communities worldwide demands the sustainability of environmental, social, and economic urban resources. 
The  goal of the UAB Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center is to foster cross-disciplinary research, training and outreach that integrate health, socio-economic impacts, and infrastructure design to develop innovative solutions for sustainable smart cities and communities. 
Contact Us 


Fouad H. Fouad, PhD 
Director, Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) 
Hoehn Engineering Building
1075 - 13th Street South 
Birmingham, Alabama 35294

Acclaimed urban revitalization strategist

Majora Carter

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
12 - 1 pm 

National Alumni Society House
1301 10th Avenue South

Majora Carter ia an internationally renowned urban revitalization consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster.  Her long list of awards includes accolades from groups as diverse as Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, John Podesta's Center for American Progress, Goldman Sachs, as well as a MacArthur "genius" Fellowship and a Peabody Award.   Carter's 2006 TED talk was one of the first six videos to launch their groundbreaking website.  In her native South Bronx, Carter spearheaded an effort to create a cost-effective, low impact storm water system and an 11-mile green network of bike and pedestrian paths to connect neighborhoods, spur local business, reduce traffic, and improve public health. 
Parking is available adjacent to the building and the UAB Highlands lot located at 11th Avenue and 13th Street.  
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