Archive – What is the SNL?


The Sustainable Neighborhood Lab (SNL) is a unique real-world, urban field laboratory that provides a platform for research, experiential education and innovation. It focuses on improving the sustainability and quality of life in urban environments. The SNL works to:

Generate knowledge

• Science, systems and technology
• Human behavior and social networking
• Finance and business
• Policy and urban planning

Engage key constituents

• Academia, government, private sector, non-profit and community
• Students as global citizens and leaders
• Co-developing solutions, accelerating adoption

Focus in neighborhoods

• Manageable scale to access citizens
• Broad scope to enable systems analysis
• In touch with the real world