Northern Illinois Center for Community Sustainability

We know that sustainability and innovation go hand in hand.

By enabling connections and shared projects across disciplines, we commit to create new knowledge, inform policy-making and inspire action related to food systems innovation, water resources and environmental change. By building bridges between researchers, local governments and the private sector, we aim to enable innovation and put the latest research into practice to make a positive difference.

We’re ready to harness the untapped potential of our peri-urban location to develop cutting-edge research, build stronger local economies and become a world leader on advancing peri-urban sustainability.

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Gerald Blazey, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Innovation Partnerships
Email: gblazey@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-1883
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