Anne Rademacher (M.E.S. 1999 Yale University, Ph.D. 2005 Yale University) is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Anthropology at New York University in New York. Her work explores the political and cultural dimensions of sustainability in cities. Through ethnographic analyses of urban environmental change, Rademacher addresses how place-based affinities, contested histories, and ideologies of belonging develop in struggles over the form, content, and quality of urban environments. Her publications include the books Reigning the River: Urban Ecologies and Political Transformation in Kathmandu(2011 Duke University Press), and  Ecologies of Urbanism in India: Metropolitan Civility and Sustainability (2013 Columbia University Press and Hong Kong University Press).

Rademacher’s current project addresses the theory and practice of sustainable building, or green design, among architects in Mumbai. Together with K. Sivaramakrishnan, she is also co-editing Cities, Towns, and the Places of Nature: Ecologies of Urbanism in Asia.

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Mary Killilea (M.S. Ecology 1999 SUNY ESF; Ph.D. 2004 Cornell University) is a Clinical Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at New York University in NY.

Areas of Research/Interest:
The use of Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing and modeling to explore spatial and temporal variability in ecosystems. Current research is focused on the spatial dynamics of Lyme disease and other tick-borne pathogens in two different ecosystems – Dutchess County, NY and Northern California.



Sigismund Sliwinski (Dipl. Ing. Architekt) is a Sigipracticing architect in Berlin. His projects range from private to institutional work. His current projects include the conversion of a former foundry into a center for acting and dancing and a Waldorf School, as well as a department store for sleeping and living, which are almost finished. He has won several competitions, has published and exhibited. He has taught Architecture and Design in Berlin and at several universities in the US, such as UT Knoxville, UVA Charlottesville and Parsons, New York. His research project on sustainability, originally commissioned by the WWF, Germany, has been transferred into a teaching strategy.