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Benjamin Miller’s work as an environmental policy planner has focused on the past, present, and future infrastructure of the New York metropolitan region, particularly its solid waste management systems and freight transport networks. He has served as director of policy planning for the New York City Department of Sanitation and deputy director of the Mayor’s Office of Environmental Coordination; is the co-founder of CommunityCartography, Inc. (now part of Halcrow, Ltd.); and has taught or conducted research at NYU’s Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program, Hunter College’s Graduate Planning Department, and Columbia’s Earth Engineering Center. He is currently the senior research associate for freight programs at the University Transportation Research Center, Region 2. He has written articles on infrastructural history and planning for scholarly and general publications and is the author of Fat of the Land: Garbage in New York, the Last Two Hundred Years (Basic Books: 2000).

 Benjamin Miller
Senior Research Associate
Title Sponsor(s)
Eliminating Trucks on Roosevelt Island for the Collection of Recyclables and Commercial Waste While Significantly Improving Energy Efficiency and Reducing Land Requirements New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Study of Goods Movement Through I-278 in NYC and NJ New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)
Underground Pneumatic Transport of Municipal Solid Waste and Recyclables Using New York City Subway Infrastructure New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)