CREEATTE Workshop: Sustainable Regional Systems

  • March 24, 2022, 4:00 AM - March 25, 2022, 7:00 AM

The CREEATTE (Connecting Rural and Urban Environments for Equitable Access to Transportation, Telecommunications and Energy) Project is hosting its first workshop, focusing on the challenges facing reliable, sustainable, and equitable access to electricity, transportation, and communications in the Southeastern United States. The region contains some of the country’s highest poverty rates as well as some of its fastest-growing urban centers, and climate change threatens to exacerbate the growing urban-rural divide.

The workshop will feature panel discussions and breakout groups to discuss how inadequate electricity, transportation, and telecommunications infrastructure contribute to challenges facing rural communities and the role a research network can play in better understanding these challenges to provide more reliable infrastructure moving forward.