Veshosky’s research focuses on sustainable development. For the past two years, Veshosky has supervised teams of students who entered sustainable design competitions organized by the New York City chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. Both years, Lafayette students took top honors among all undergraduates in the competition.
Veshosky’s research in New Orleans involves the study of the carbon footprint of the Lower 9th Ward (L9W). The L9W community has committed to re-populating and developing in a sustainable manner. His research is intended to assist the community in achieving that goal by analyzing the sustainability of development alternatives and by addressing the financial aspects of such alternatives, in terms of costs as well as federal, state, and local tax incentives.