From PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America): "Making Technological Innovation Work for Sustainable Development"by Laura Diaz Anadona, Gabriel Chanc, Alicia G. Harleya, Kira Matusb, Suerie Moona, Sharmila L. Murthye, and William C. Clarka
"Ramaswami et al., 2016, Exploring social and infrastructural factors affecting open burning of municipal solid waste (MSW) in Indian cities: A comparative case study of three neighborhoods of Delhi" Appeared in Waste Management Research
In this study we have uncovered social and infrastructural factors that affect MSW-burning at the neighborhood level in Delhi. We couple physical assessments of the infrastructure provision and the MSW-burning incidences in three different neighborhoods of varying socio-economic status in Delhi, with an accompanying study of the social actors (interviews of waste handlers and households) to explore the extent to which, and potential reasons why, MSW-burning occurs.
Community-Scale Wastewater-Food Waste-Energy Systems for Sustainable and Equitable Infrastructure Provision in Delhi: Concept Development & Systems Analysis
Ritesh Patidar, Ajay Nagpure STEP Area, Humphrey School
Please join us to hear from Ritesh Kumar, Visiting UG Researcher from IIT Roorkee, India, and Ajay Nagupre, POst Doc Humphrey School, who have been working on a project led by Professor Ramaswami on developing a new concept for providing clean energy and sanitation in underserved areas of Delhi, India. Learn about early research results and discuss future directions and collaborations.
Please join us in welcoming Gabriel Chan and Cali Curley to the Network’s team of faculty!
Gabriel Chan is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. He will investigate the design and performance of community-scale solar energy initiatives, using Minnesota’s community solar garden program as a test case. Learn more about Gabe.
Cali Curley is an Assistant Professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and a Courtesy Professor at Florida State University. She will be coordinating the Tallahassee utilities relationship and managing the utility level data. Learn more about Cali.
On July 8th, we said farewell to our Managing Director, Luke Hollenkamp. Luke accepted a new position with the City of Minneapolis’ Sustainability Office. We wish him the very best in his new role!
Joining Tracy Fallon, our Operations Manager, are three additional team members. Please welcome Robert Johns, Katja Kruit, and Frank Douma to the Network!
Robert (Bob) Johns will be our Senior Strategy Advisor. Bob returned to the University of Minnesota as a Senior Fellow this January after serving as Director of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. His experience and expertise will guide the internal management of the Network and will advise on strategic connections with external partners. Learn more about Bob.
Katja Kruit will be our Research Manager. Katja brings experience in managing other NSF research grants at the University of Minnesota and an expertise in sustainability science and renewable energy. She will coordinate research in Theme 1, the Energy/Water Testbed, and the Green Infrastructure/Urban Farming Testbed, as well as manage the budget and contractual agreements.
Frank Douma is building on his responsibilities at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs by joining us as a Senior Fellow. Frank will be coordinating research within the Transportation testbed, Theme 2’s social actors study, and Theme 3. Learn more about Frank.