Braden Allenby

  • Distinguished Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
  • President's Professor and Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Director, Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management

Arizona State University
School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment in Civil Engineering
PO Box 875306
Tempe, AZ 85287-5306
USA
480-727-8594
Email: Braden.Allenby@asu.edu
Web: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braden_Allenby

Biography

Dr. Allenby's principal areas of teaching and research are design for environment; earth systems engineering and management; industrial ecology; technological evolution; and the convergence of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information and communication technology, and cognitive sciences. Dr. Allenby entered academia after a 20-year career as senior environmental counsel, research vice president for technology and environment, and environment, health and safety vice president for AT&T. He teaches courses in engineering and ethics, earth systems engineering and management, industrial ecology, and design for sustainability. His current research investigates ethical and social dimensions of emerging technologies; earth systems engineering and management, especially in regard to information and communication technologies; transhumanism; and development of sustainable engineering theory and curricular materials.

Expertise

industrial ecology; earth systems engineering; earth systems management; biotechnology; public affairs; transhumanism; sustainability design; the techno-human condition

Education

    Ph.D., Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, 1992

    M.S., Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, 1989

    J.D., Law, University of Viriginia Law School, 1979

    B.A., Environmental Studies, Yale University, 1972

Journal Articles

2013

Harlow, J., A. Golub and B. R. Allenby. 2013. A review of utopian themes in sustainable development discourse. Sustainable Development 21(4):270-280. DOI: 10.1002/sd.522. (link)

2007

Li, K., P. Zhang, J. C. Crittenden, S. Guhathakurta, Y. Chen, H. J. Fernando, A. Sawhey, P. H. McCartney, N. B. Grimm, R. Kahhat, H. Joshi, G. Konjevod, Y. J. Choi, E. Fonseca, B. R. Allenby, D. Gerrity and P. M. Torrens. 2007. Development of a framework for quantifying the environmental impacts of urban development and construction practices. Environmental Science and Technology 41(14):5130-5136. DOI: 10.1021/es062481d. (link)

2005

Allenby, B. R. and J. Fink. 2005. Toward inherently secure and resilient societies. Science 309(5737):1034-1036. (link)

Books

2011

Marchant, G. E., B. R. Allenby and J. R. Herkert eds. 2011. The Growing Gap between Emerging Technolgoies and Legal-Ethical Oversight: The Pacing Problem. Springer. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York.

2005

Allenby, B. R. 2005. Reconstructing Earth: Technology and Environment in the Age of Humans. Island Press. Washington, D.C.

1998

Allenby, B. R. 1998. Industrial Ecology: Policy Framework and Implementation. Prentice Hall.

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Book Chapters

2011

Abbott, K. W. 2011. An international framework agreement on science and technological innovation and regulation. In: Marchant, G. E., B. R. Allenby and J. R. Herkert eds., The Growing Gap Between Emerging Technologies and Legal-Ethical Oversight: The Pacing Problem. Springer.

Presentations

2005

Allenby, B. R. 2005. Engineering water for the 21st century. Presentation at the March 2005, SMART: Water, Quarterly Conference, Arizona State University, Downtown Center, Tempe, AZ. (link)