Laura Orlando
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Laura F. Orlando, MPA

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Environmental Health - Boston University School of Public Health

Biography

Laura Orlando has over 30 years of experience working on the design, construction, and management of sustainable systems in the built environment, with a special focus on community-led water and sanitation projects. Her work includes research on toxic substances in municipal water and sewer systems and their exposure pathways -- including technological, economic, and political influences -- with the overarching goal of pollution prevention. She is a co-founder and trustee at the Ecological Health Network, Senior Scientist at Just Zero, and trustee and contributing editor at Barn Raising Media. Laura has a BSE in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan and a MPA from Harvard Kennedy School.

Interests: ecological restoration, water resources, sustainable sanitation, sewers and sewage treatment, international development, history of technology, and urban environmental history.

Education

  • Harvard University, MPA Field of Study: Public Administration
  • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, BS Field of Study: Civil Engineering

Classes Taught

  • SPHEH745

Publications

  • Published on 3/14/2023

    Laura Orlando. Don’t Let Your Food Waste Become Sewage Sludge. Barn Raising Media. Chicago, IL. 2023.

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  • Published on 2/1/2023

    Laura Orlando. Why We Need to Stop Mixing Food Waste with Sewage Sludge. Just Zero. Sturbridge, MA. 2023.

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  • Published on 1/1/2023

    Orlando, L., Aronson, J.C., Cross, A.T. & Goodwin, N.R. . One health. In: Haddad, B.M. and Solomon, B.D. eds., Dictionary of Ecological Economics: Terms for the New Millennium. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 389. 2023.

  • Published on 1/1/2023

    Aronson, J.C., Cross, A.T., Goodwin, N.R. & Orlando, L. . Natural capital. In: Haddad, B.M. and Solomon, B.D. eds. Dictionary of Ecological Economics: Terms for the New Millennium. Edward Elgar Publishing. Pp. 366-367. 2023.

  • Published on 1/1/2023

    Cross, A.T., Goodwin, N.R., Orlando, L. & Aronson, J.C. . Microbiome. In: Haddad, B.M. and Solomon, B.D. eds., Dictionary of Ecological Economics: Terms for the New Millennium. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 351. 2023.

  • Published on 1/1/2023

    Cross, A.T., Goodwin, N.R., Orlando, L. & Aronson, J.C. . Microbiome. In: Haddad, B.M. and Solomon, B.D. eds., Dictionary of Ecological Economics: Terms for the New Millennium. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 351. 2023.

  • Published on 1/1/2023

    Orlando, L., Aronson, J.C., Cross, A.T. & Goodwin, L.R. . Human health. In: Haddad, B.M. and Solomon, B.D. eds., Dictionary of Ecological Economics: Terms for the New Millennium. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 277. 2023.

  • Published on 1/1/2023

    Orlando, L., Aronson, J.C., Cross, A.T. & Goodwin, N.R. . Ecohealth. In: Haddad, B.M. and Solomon, B.D. eds., Dictionary of Ecological Economics: Terms for the New Millennium. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 144. 2023.

  • Published on 1/1/2023

    Aronson, J.C., Cross, A.T., Goodwin, N.R. & Orlando, L. . Ecological restoration. In: Haddad, B.M. & Solomon, B.D. eds., Dictionary of Ecological Economics: Terms for the New Millennium. Edward Elgar Publishing. Pp. 153-154. 2023.

  • Published on 9/1/2022

    Robinson JM, Aronson J, Daniels CB, Goodwin N, Liddicoat C, Orlando L, Phillips D, Stanhope J, Weinstein P, Cross AT, Breed MF. Ecosystem restoration is integral to humanity's recovery from COVID-19. Lancet Planet Health. 2022 09; 6(9):e769-e773. PMID: 36087607.

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