Sustainable Urban Systems

 

Anu Ramaswami, the Sanjay Swani ’87 Professor of India Studies, and professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute, leads several projects managed by PEI that study the connections between cities and surrounding communities and the environment. Her research group works closely with city planners and policymakers worldwide to optimize the sustainability of urban infrastructure, including food, water, energy, shelter, mobility, waste management and open spaces that provide health and well-being.

Ramaswami’s work is primarily carried out through the Sustainable Healthy Cities Network, an NSF-funded collaboration she leads between universities, cities, governments, non-governmental organizations and industry partners  to develop the science and practical knowledge necessary for achieving sustainable, healthy and livable cities. She also is lead investigator for a $2.5 million project funded by Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) — a joint program of the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture — to develop a scientific process for establishing sustainable urban food systems.

This video is part of a series highlighting the environmental research of PEI as it marks its 25th anniversary.

(Video by Video Production Support)

Sustainable Urban Systems

Publish Date

April 7, 2020

Presenter(s)

Anu Ramaswami

Video Length

2:23

 

Anu Ramaswami, the Sanjay Swani ’87 Professor of India Studies, and professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute, leads several projects managed by PEI that study the connections between cities and surrounding communities and the environment. Her research group works closely with city planners and policymakers worldwide to optimize the sustainability of urban infrastructure, including food, water, energy, shelter, mobility, waste management and open spaces that provide health and well-being.

Ramaswami’s work is primarily carried out through the Sustainable Healthy Cities Network, an NSF-funded collaboration she leads between universities, cities, governments, non-governmental organizations and industry partners  to develop the science and practical knowledge necessary for achieving sustainable, healthy and livable cities. She also is lead investigator for a $2.5 million project funded by Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) — a joint program of the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture — to develop a scientific process for establishing sustainable urban food systems.

This video is part of a series highlighting the environmental research of PEI as it marks its 25th anniversary.

(Video by Video Production Support)