President's Professor and Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment in Civil Engineering
Arizona State University
PO Box 875306
Tempe, AZ 85287-5306
- Distinguished Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
- 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
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.
- PhD, Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, 1992
- MS, Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, 1989
- JD, Law, University of Viriginia Law School, 1978
- BA, Environmental Studies, Yale University, 1972
- industrial ecology
- earth systems science
- public affairs
- sustainability design
- the techno-human condition
Chester, M. V. and B. R. Allenby. 2022. Infrastructure autopoiesis: requisite variety to engage complexity. Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability 2(1):012001. DOI: 10.1088/2634-4505/ac4b48. (link )
Carvalhaes, T. M., M. V. Chester, T. Reddy and B. R. Allenby. 2021. An overview & synthesis of disaster resilience indices from a complexity perspective. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 57. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102165. (link )
Chester, M. V. and B. R. Allenby. 2021. Toward adaptive infrastructure: the Fifth Discipline. Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure 6(5):. DOI: 10.1080/23789689.2020.1762045. (link )
Chester, M. V., S. Underwood, B. R. Allenby, M. Garcia, C. Samaras, S. A. Markolf, K. Sanders, B. Preston and T. R. Miller. 2021. Infrastructure resilience to navigate increasingly uncertain and complex conditions in the Anthropocene. npj Urban Sustainability 1(4):. DOI: 10.1038/s42949-021-00016-y. (link )
Gilrein, E. J., T. M. Carvalhaes, S. A. Markolf, M. V. Chester, B. R. Allenby and M. Garcia. 2021. Concepts and practices for transforming infrastructure from rigid to adaptable. Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure 6(3-4):213-234. DOI: 10.1080/23789689.2019.1599608. (link )
Markolf, S. A., M. V. Chester and B. R. Allenby. 2021. Opportunities and Challenges for Artificial Intelligence Applications in Infrastructure Management During the Anthropocene. Frontiers in Water 2. DOI: 10.3389/frwa.2020.551598. (link )
Chester, M. V. and B. R. Allenby. 2020. Perspective: The Cyber Frontier and Infrastructure. IEEE Access 8:28301-28310. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2971960.
Chester, M. V. and B. R. Allenby. 2019. Infrastructure as a wicked complex process. Elem Sci Anth 7(1):21. (link )
Chester, M. V., S. A. Markolf and B. R. Allenby. 2019. Infrastructure and the environment in the Anthropocene. Journal of Industrial Ecology jiec.12848. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12848. (link )
Chester, M. V. and B. R. Allenby. 2018. Toward Adaptive Infrastructure: Flexibility and Agility in a Non-stationarity Age. Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure 3(1):1-19. DOI: 10.1080/23789689.2017.1416846. (link )
Mattick, C., A. E. Landis and B. R. Allenby. 2015. A case for systemic environmental analysis of cultured meat. Journal of Integrative Arigiculture 14(2):249-254. DOI: 0.1016/S2095-3119(14)60885-6. (link )
Mattick, C., J. M. Wetmore and B. R. Allenby. 2015. An anticipatory social assessment of factory-grown meat. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine 34(1):56-64. DOI: 10.1109/MTS.2015.2395967. (link )
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 )
Chester, M. V., S. Pincetl and B. R. Allenby. 2012. Avoiding unintended tradeoffs by integrating life-cycle impact assessment with urban metabolism. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 4(4):451-457. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2012.08.004. (link )
Allenby, B. R. and D. Sarewitz. 2011. We have made a world we cannot control. New Scientist 2812(28-29):. DOI: 10.1016/S0262-4079(11)61113-5. (link )
Davidson, C. I., C. T. Hendrickson, H. S. Matthews, M. W. Bridges, D. T. Allen, C. F. Murphy, B. R. Allenby, J. C. Crittenden and S. Austin. 2010. Preparing future engineers for challenges of the 21st century: Sustainable engineering. Journal of Cleaner Production 18(7):698-701. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2009.12.021. (link )
Kahhat, R., J. Kim, B. Allenby, E. Williams and P. Zhang. 2008. Exploring e-waste management systems in the United States. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 52(7):955-964. DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2008.03.002. (link )
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 )
Allenby, B. R. and J. H. Fink. 2005. Toward inherently secure and resilient societies. Science 309(5737):1034-1036. (link )
Chester, M. V. and B. R. Allenby. 2021. The Rightful Place of Science: Infrastructure in the Anthropocene. ASU Center for Science, Policy, and Outcomes. ISBN: 0999587781. (link )
Marchant, G. E., K. W. Abbott and B. R. Allenby eds. 2013. Innovative Governance Models for Emerging Technologies. Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA. ISBN: 978-1782545637.
Marchant, G. E., B. R. Allenby and J. R. Herkert eds. 2011. The Growing Gap between Emerging Technologies and Legal-Ethical Oversight: The Pacing Problem. Springer. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York.
Allenby, B. R. 2005. Reconstructing Earth: Technology and Environment in the Age of Humans. Island Press. Washington, D.C.
Allenby, B. R. 1998. Industrial Ecology: Policy Framework and Implementation. Prentice Hall.
Graedel, T. E. and B. R. Allenby. 1997. Industrial Ecology and the Automobile. Prentice Hall.
Graedel, T. E. and B. R. Allenby. 1996. Design for Environment. Prentice Hall.
Allenby, B. R. 1994. Environmental Threats and National Security: An International Challenge to Science and Technology. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Allenby, B. R. 2013. Assessing emerging technology systems: Why LCA fails. Pp. 17-40 In: Savage, N., M. Gorman and A. Street eds., Emerging Technologies: Socio-behavioral Life Cycle Approaches. CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL. ISBN: 978-9814411004.
Allenby, B. R. 2013. The dynamics of emerging technology systems. Pp. 19-43 In: Marchant, G. E., K. W. Abbott and B. R. Allenby eds., Innovative Governance Models for Emerging Technologies. Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA. ISBN: 978-1782545637.
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 )