Date: November 16, 2020
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Location: Zoom seminar
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, PIIRS, and PEI
Are Cities and Utilities Ready for Deep Decarbonization?
This talk will explore deep decarbonization plans at the city-scale. Dr. Ramaswami will discuss how cities are measuring progress toward a low-carbon future, and highlight unique opportunities that cities offer toward decarbonization, that are not reflected in the national discourse.
Anu Ramaswami, Ph.D., is a professor at Princeton University in the departments of India studies, civil and environmental engineering, and at the Princeton 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 seven 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 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, the US NSF’s Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education. She received her B.S. in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai and her Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Open to the public.
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment, M.S. Chadha Center for Global India, Princeton Environmental Institute, and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.