Imagining Solar Cities

If you missed it, you can now catch up with the video from the launch webinar for our new book, Cities of Light. It was a fantastic conversation.

Panelists included:

  • S.B. Divya is the Hugo and Nebula nominated author of Machinehood (Saga), Runtime (tordotcom), and the short story collection, Contingency Plans For the Apocalypse and Other Situations (Hachette India). Divya is the co-editor of the weekly science fiction podcast Escape Pod, with Mur Lafferty. She holds degrees in Computational Neuroscience and Signal Processing and worked for twenty years as an electrical engineer before becoming an author.
  • Patricia Romero-Lankao joined NREL’s Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences in 2018 as a senior research scientist in joint appointment with the University of Chicago’s Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, where she is a research fellow. Her work focuses on crucial intersections among energy and water systems, mobility, and the built environment in cities around the world and how these intersect with inequalities in income, education, and decision-making power across populations and the distribution of benefits or negative impacts of transportation and energy.
  • Yíamar Rivera-Matos is a student of decolonization, energy transitions, and sustainable futures. She is a PhD student in the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology program in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University. Her current research is on solar-energy technologies and grassroots community solar-energy projects in Puerto Rico.
  • Angel L. Echevarria is a PhD student in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University. He works as a research associate in the Grassroots Energy Innovation Laboratory at the Center for Energy and Society. Angel studied mechanical engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, where he worked at the National Institute for Energy and Island Sustainability. His research focuses on sustainability issues, energy systems, and how humans relate to both of them in society.
  • Joey Eschrich is the editor and program manager at the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, and assistant director for Future Tense, a partnership of ASU, Slate magazine, and New America on emerging technology, policy, and society. He has coedited several books of science fiction and nonfiction, including Future Tense Fiction (Unnamed Press, 2019) and A Year Without a Winter (Columbia University Press, 2019). His the co-editor of Cities of Light.
  • Clark A. Miller is a designer, theorist, and analyst of techno-human futures. In his work as the Director of ASU’s Center for Energy & Society, he explores how societies create and inhabit new technologies, and their global implications for the future of people and the planet. This work aims to redesign technology innovation as a tool for creatively imagining and constructing inclusive, thriving communities.

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