Tuesday, December 8, 2015

CSTEP Chair Anu Ramaswami Quoted in NY Times on the Difficulties of Ranking "Clean" Cities

Dr. Anu Ramaswami, Professor and Charles M. Denny, Jr., Chair of the STEP area, lent her expertise to a NY Times article, "The Cleanest Cities? It's Not So Simple," part of an ongoing series in Energy & Environment, Special Report: Energy for Tomorrow. 

"Evaluations of energy intensity often adjust for differences in economic development, industrial bases, climates, population density and other factors to make a more equal comparison.
The drawback then is that “every city ends up being the same,” said Christopher Kennedy, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Toronto and the lead author on the megacities study.
Another way to compare cities is one economic or social segment at a time, such as transportation or industry, said Anu Ramaswami, . . ." Read the full article here.
Dr. Ramaswami's work with the National Science Foundation-supported Sustainability Research Network highlights integrated urban infrastructure solutions for healthy, livable, and sustainable cities. More at
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