Urban Cross-Sector Actions for Carbon Mitigation with Local Health Co-Benefits in China

Anu Ramaswami

University for Minnesota

Ramaswami is among the leading scholars on sustainable urban infrastructure and has seen her work adopted as policies and protocols for developing sustainable cities in the United States and internationally. She is lead PI and Director of the US National Science Foundation’s interdisciplinary Sustainable Healthy Cities Network.Ramaswami’s research spans environmental science, industrial ecology, sustainable infrastructure design, urban systems analysis, and integration of science and technology with policy and planning for real-world implementation in communities. She has developed novel interdisciplinary research and education in these diverse areas. She is the author of a graduate-level textbook on integrated environmental modeling, and is presently developing a Social-Ecological-Infrastructural System framework to study Sustainable Urban System.Ramaswami received her B.S. in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology–Madras, India, and her M.S. and PhD in civil and environmental engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Ramaswami serves on the United Nation’s International Resource Panel and co-chairs its inaugural report on SDGs to the UN.


Urban activities in China contribute significantly to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to local air pollution-related health risks. Co-location analysis can help inform the potential for energy and material exchanges... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Anu Ramaswami (University for Minnesota)
  2. Kangkang Tong (University for Minnesota)
  3. Andrew Fang (University for Minnesota)
  4. Raj Lal (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  5. Ajay Nagpure (University of Minnesota Twin Cities)
  6. Yang Li (School of Environment, Tsinghua University;)
  7. Huajun Yu (School of Environment, Tsinghua University;)
  8. Daqian Jiang (Tsinghua University)
  9. Armistead Russell (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  10. Lei Shi (School of Environment, Tsinghua University;)
  11. Marian Chertow (Yale University,)
  12. Yanjun Wang (Shanghai University)
  13. Shuxiao Wang (Tsinghua University)

Topic Areas

• Industrial symbiosis and eco-industrial development , • Infrastructure systems, the built environment, and smart and connected infrastructure , • Sustainable urban systems


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