With the support of the Ford Foundation and guided by CSD, the Livable Lives Initiative awarded eight grants to faculty across Washington University in November 2009, following a competitive RFP process. True to the Initiative’s multi-disciplinary focus, the selected projects represent a range of academic approaches, including anthropology, economics, education, political science, and social work. The projects also represent a diversity of topics, ranging from restorative environments to literacy to the making of the middle class.

Please click on the links below to read an abstract of each project: