Halina Brown is an Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute and Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at Clark University. Her research has evolved to include environmental risk assessment, national and international environmental policy, corporate environmental management, the institutionalization of sustainability reporting, socio-technical transitions, and sustainable consumption. She has served as a chief toxicologist at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, a visiting professor at European universities, and a member of numerous committees of the National Academy of Sciences. She co-founded the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI), the North American knowledge network of professionals working at the interface of material consumption, human fulfillment, and technological change. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the International Society for Risk Analysis. She received a PhD in chemistry from New York University in 1976.
What Would Jane Jacobs Say?
Vishaan Chakrabarti’s recent book A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America makes a compelling case that future prosperity lies in cities. But his vision of the built environment, this review argues, leaves out an essential element: the people who inhabit it.