Sustainable Cities and Communities Inaugural Conference

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM and Friday, April 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM.

Louisiana State University.



The new Center for Collaborative Knowledge at Louisiana State University is sponsoring a two-day conference on “Sustainable Cities,” to be held April 12-13, 2018. Featuring four keynote lectures from experts in a variety of disciplines, the conference will explore the environmental, sociological, political, and creative challenges of life in modern cities and focus on opportunities for future growth and sustainability.

The issues raised in the keynote lectures will be explored more fully in three panel discussions led by experts from the LSU community and the greater Baton Rouge – New Orleans area. They will discuss such topics as technology and urban design, the future of urban policing and race, and the urban environment, in both its physical and cultural dimensions.

By providing a broad platform for discussion of sustainable cities that puts the basic sciences, the social sciences, engineering, and the creative arts into dialogue, the Center seeks to promote synergies among researchers, students, and members of the larger community on issues of vital concern to us locally, regionally, and globally.


Student Research Poster Competition

The newly formed Center for Collaborative Knowledge at LSU announces an opportunity for LSU students, both undergraduate and graduate, to present 36″x 48″ posters depicting their research at our inaugural conference, April 12-13, 2018.  The theme of the conference is “Sustainable Cities and Communities,” and we welcome applications that directly engage with urban themes (e.g., urban design, urban problems, and urban narratives) and well as the theme of sustainability (environmental, social, etc.).  If you wish to be considered for an opportunity to present, please fill out the application form below and return it to Prof. Fernando Galvez at by FRIDAY, MARCH 23.  Research presented at LSU Discover or another campus venue is eligible.  A jury will award three $100 prizes from among the posters presented.



For more information, visit the Center for Collaborative Knowledge at