H032:
Connecting environment, technology, and society: decision support tools for built environments





Session ID#: 29419

Session Description:
The nature of the built environment alters water, energy, carbon, and nutrient flows at local and regional scales, making it an arbiter of sustainability and resilience. Linked and interacting environmental, social, and technical processes determine the sustainability and resilience outcomes in built environments. The complexity and interdisciplinarity of these problems pose challenges for management, planning, and decision making. Yet recent approaches to address the built environment from transdicsiplinary perspectives, including social-ecological, coupled human-natural, sociohydrology, sociotechnical, socio-eco-technical, and social-ecological-infrastructural systems approaches, hold promise for a science-informed decision making for the built environment. This session focuses on development and application of decision-support tools and frameworks that draw on these interdisciplinary approaches to solve environmental challenges in the built environment. We invite contributions that explore this question across disciplinary boundaries. Various themes and issues, including urban water resilience, green infrastructure, ecosystem services, renewable energy production, life cycle analysis, etc. are welcome.
Primary Convener:  Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Conveners:  Colin Bell, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States, Masoud Negahban-Azar, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States and Terri S Hogue, Colorado School of Mines, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Golden, CO, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • NH - Natural Hazards
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

0493 Urban systems [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0495 Water/energy interactions [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1847 Modeling [HYDROLOGY]
1871 Surface water quality [HYDROLOGY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Reshmina Keren William, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, Jugal Garg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, Urbana, IL, United States and Ashlynn S. Stillwell, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urbana, IL, United States
Sooyeon Yi1, Samuel Sandoval Solis2, Lisa C Thompson3 and David Patrick Kilduff3, (1)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States, (3)University of California Davis, Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology, Davis, CA, United States
Ana Mijic, Imperial College London, London, SW7, United Kingdom, Georgios Theodoropoulos, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Mohamad H. El Hattab, Imperial College London, Civil and Environmental Engineering, London, United Kingdom and Kathryn Brown, Committee on Climate Change, London, United Kingdom
Colin Bell, Ye Li, Emiley Lopez and Terri S Hogue, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States
Chris Hermansen1, Sebastian Vicuna2, Juan Pablo Cerda3, Marcelo A Olivares4, Tomas Ignacio Gomez5, Esteban Toha6, David Poblete7, Luca Mao7, Mark John Falvey5, Patricio Pliscoff8, Oscar Melo7, Shaw Lacy9, Matias Peredo10, Pablo A. Marquet11, Julio Maturana6 and Jorge A Gironas12, (1)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (2)Centro de Cambio Global UC, Santiago, Chile, (3)TECO Group SpA, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile, (4)Faculty of physical mathematics and sciences, University of Chile, Department of Civil Engineering, Santiago, Chile, (5)University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, (6)Ministerio de Energía de Chile, División de Desarrollo Sustentable, Santiago, Chile, (7)Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, (8)Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Instituto de Geografía y Departamento de Ecología, Santiago, Chile, (9)Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Centro de Cambio Global, Santiago, Chile, (10)Platform research on Ecohydrology and Ecohydraulic Ltd., Santiago, Chile, (11)Institute of Ecology & Biodiversity, Santiago, Chile, (12)CEDEUS, Santiago, Chile
Andy Smith1, Jeffrey C Neal2, Paul D Bates1, Niall Quinn3 and Oliver Wing1, (1)SSBN Ltd, Bristol, United Kingdom, (2)University of Bristol, Geographical Sciences, Bristol, BS8, United Kingdom, (3)Fathom Ltd, Bristol, United Kingdom
Mary Ellen Miller, Michigan Tech, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, William Elliot, Rocky Mountain Rsch Station, Moscow, ID, United States, Michael Billmire, Michigan Tech Research Institute, Michigan Technological University, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, Peter R Robichaud, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, Moscow, ID, United States and David M. Banach, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, United States
Antonia Hadjimichael1, Lluis Corominas2 and Joaquim Comas2, (1)Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States, (2)Catalan Institute for Water Research, Emili Grahit, Spain
Rachata Muneepeerakul, University of Florida, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Gainesville, FL, United States and John Martin Anderies, Arizona State University, School of Sustainability, Tempe, United States
Charles Hunter King1, Joseph Wagenbrenner2, Mark Fedora3, David Watkins1, Melanie K. Watkins1 and Casey Huckins1, (1)Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, United States, (2)US Forest Service, Albany, CA, United States, (3)US Forest Service, Ironwood, MI, United States
Mehran Homayounfar, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States and Rachata Muneepeerakul, University of Florida, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Gainesville, FL, United States
Eric D. Roy1, Lauren Bomeisl1, Parker Cornbrooks1 and Weiwei Mo2, (1)University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States, (2)Univ New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States
Leila Mosleh and Masoud Negahban-Azar, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Corinne H Fox, University of New Mexico Main Campus, Civil Engineering, Albuquerque, NM, United States and Andrew Schuler, University of New Mexico Main Campus, Ciliv Engineering, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Sara Rimer1, Abhiram Mullapudi Mullapudi2 and Branko Kerkez2, (1)Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, United States, (2)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Wonseok Jang1, Tegenu Ashagrie Engda1, Jason Caufield Neff1 and Jeffrey Herrick2, (1)University of Colorado at Boulder, Sustainability Innovation Lab at Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)USDA-ARS Jornada Exp. Range, Las Cruces, NM, United States

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