People are moving from rural to urban landscapes at unprecedented rates. Cities are complex collections of infrastructure elements which, when they interact with each other, the local environment, and human social structures, exhibit the emergent properties of ecological systems. We contend that the best path toward urban sustainability lies within the understanding of urban infrastructure as an "Infrastructure Ecology." This new discipline will re-engineer urban infrastructures to maximize the production of comfort and wealth, while reducing the system-wide use of resources and generation of wastes, and increasing their sustainability and resilience to shocks.
Water, Air Emissions, and Cost Impacts of Air-Cooled Microturbines for Combined Cooling, Heating, and Power Systems: A Case Study in the Atlanta Region
Jean-Ann James, Valerie M. Thomas, Arka Pandit, Duo Li, John C. Crittenden, 2016, Engineering, 2, 470-480, DOI: 10.1016/J.ENG.2016.04.008.
Data-enabled Public Preferences Inform Integration of Autonomous Vehicles with Transit-Oriented Development in Atlanta
Zhongming Lu, Rundong Du, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Haesun Park, John C. Crittenden, 2017, Cities, 118–127, DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2017.01.004.
Tianxin Li, Minjie Zhang, Ke Gu, Herman Uwizeyimana, John C. Crittenden, Zhongming Lu, 2016, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(7), 742, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13070742.
Courtyard Integrated Ecological System: An Ecological Engineering Practice in China and its Economic Environmental Benefit
Baolong Han, Zhiyun Ouyang, Hongxiao Liu, Zhifu Cui, Zhongming Lu, John C. Crittenden, 2016, Journal of Cleaner Production, 133, 1363-1370, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.06.061.
Chi Peng, Meie Wang, Weiping Chen, Andrew C. Chang, John C. Crittenden, 2016, Journal of Environmental Sciences, DOI: 10.1016/j.jes.2016.05.012.
Assessing the Potential for Growth and Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Energy, Water, and Transportation Systems
presented at the National Science Foundation Expert Workshop by Osvaldo A. Broesicke, John C. Crittenden, Michael Chang, organized by the BBISS, Arlington, VA, February 11, 2016. Download PDF (~3.4 MB)