Fine-grained inequity: Linking urban metabolism to indoor air quality

Clinton Andrews

Rutgers University

Clinton J. Andrews is Professor of Urban Planning and Policy Development, and Director of the Center for Green Building, at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His research addresses behavioral, policy and planning questions related to emerging technologies in the built environment. Dr. Andrews was educated at Brown and MIT as an engineer and planner. He has worked in the private sector as a design engineer and technology assessor, helped launch an energy policy project at MIT, and helped to found a science policy program at Princeton. At Rutgers, he has launched initiatives in green building and climate adaptation, with funding from NSF, HUD, DOE, EPA, and others. He publishes both scholarly and popular articles, and his books include Humble Analysis: The Practice of Joint fact-Finding, Regulating Regional Power Systems, and, with co-editors, Industrial Ecology and Global Change. Dr. Andrews is a Fellow of AAAS, a recipient of the IEEE Millenium Medal and the Society on Social Implications of Technology Brian O’Connell Distinguished Service Award. He is co-editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research.


A longstanding challenge for the industrial ecology community has been to link studies of material flows and metabolic processes to endpoints that matter to people. Public outrage and policymaking tend to flow from visible... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Clinton Andrews (Rutgers University)

Topic Areas

• Infrastructure systems, the built environment, and smart and connected infrastructure , • Public policy and governance , • Sustainable urban systems


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