Sustainability Leadership Fellow Cohort: 2023-2024
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and the Department of Construction Management
Research Summary: In my research, I am examining the social impacts of the built environment, i.e. the buildings, roads, utilities, and infrastructure systems around us. By looking into these impacts, I am identifying methods to incorporate social equity and fairness into engineering practices, which aims at ensuring a fair distribution of the costs and benefits of such systems. I am currently focusing on the transportation sector, like highways and transit, which has been causing social inequities by displacing certain communities more than others, polluting the environment, and changing the character of many areas, i.e. gentrification.
Advisor: Mehmet Ozbek