Ramaswami receives AAEES Science Award for pioneering models for sustainable, equitable cities

Morgan Kelly ・ High Meadows Environmental Institute

Anu Ramaswami, the Sanjay Swani ’87 Professor of India Studies and professor of civil and environmental engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute, has received the 2022 AAEES Science Award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.

Ramaswami, who leads the NSF-funded Sustainable Healthy Cities Network and the Urban Nexus Lab at Princeton, was recognized April 7 during the virtual 2022 AAEES Awards Ceremony and Conference for her work pioneering environmental science and engineering models for sustainable, healthy and equitable cities.

Ramaswami is an interdisciplinary environmental engineer who has pioneered sustainable urban systems science and knowledge co-production for developing low-carbon, healthy and equitable cities. Her work integrates environmental science and engineering, industrial ecology, public health and public affairs, with a human-centered and systems focus. Her research focuses on how eight key sectors — water, energy, food, buildings, mobility, connectivity, waste management and green/public spaces — shape human and environmental well-being, from local to global scales.

The AAEES Science Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary conduct and leadership in the management and implementation of environmental science programs and projects, including by devising new management techniques for dealing with environmental issues and by exhibiting sensitivity and responsiveness to the impact of social and political influences on the conduct of environmental programs.