CEP Talk: Unpacking Income and Racial Inequality in Sustainable Urban Systems: Framework and Application

Anu Ramaswami, Professor, High Meadows Environmental Institute, Princeton University
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Olson Room (Gowen Hall 1A), University of Washington Seattle

Anu Ramaswami, Ph.D., is a professor at Princeton University in the departments of India studies, civil and environmental engineering, and at the High Meadows Environmental Institute. She is an interdisciplinary environmental engineer recognized as a pioneer and leader on the topic of sustainable urban infrastructure systems. Her work explores how eight key sectors – that provide water, energy, food, buildings, mobility, connectivity, waste management and green/public spaces – shape human and environmental wellbeing, from local to global scales. Ramaswami’s work integrates environmental science and engineering, industrial ecology, public health and public affairs, with a human-centered and systems focus. She has been lead or corresponding author of more than 50 papers, published in leading journals such as Science, Nature Climate Change, Nature Sustainability, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), and Environmental Science & Technology. She is the inaugural director of the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India at Princeton University, the lead principal investigator and director of the National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported Sustainable Healthy Cities Network, and serves on the United Nations Environment’s International Resource Panel and the US NSF’s Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education. She received her BS in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai and her PhD in civil and environmental engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.