UAB Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center and the City of Birmingham have a long-term history of collaborating on projects related to sustainability. UAB, being an urban university, has a direct impact and connection with the City.

The City of Birmingham and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) took a major step toward smarter, healthier and more sustainable development with the Feb. 27, 2013, signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to partner on projects such as energy efficiency and city planning that accounts for a more “livable” city.

The partnership between the City of Birmingham and UAB is a mutually beneficial relationship where faculty and students get the chance to address real-life challenges that impact the community, while the City and its residents benefit from the university’s technical expertise to help solve those challenges.

“There is no question that the success and vitality of UAB is inextricably linked to the success and vitality of Birmingham. UAB has a role to play in community service, and we want to make sure that the breadth and depth of UAB’s expertise is brought to bear to help our community.” UAB President Ray L. Watts.

For more information on the memorandum, download the MOU Report.