Prof. Saxe investigates the relationship between the infrastructure we build and the society we create, with a particular focus on environmental sustainability. Our infrastructure systems are the skeletal structure of society; they drive how we live, work, consume and travel. The need for quantitative understanding of the sustainable impact of infrastructure is pressing. Toronto alone will spend $40 billion in the next 10 years on infrastructure; globally $90 trillion will be spent within 15 years.
Prof. Saxe is an alumna of Action Canada, a member of the Transportation Research Board’s standing committee on Transportation and Sustainability, and sits on Waterfront Toronto’s Capital Peer Review Panel.
Urban infrastructure, infrastructure sustainability, built environment material flow analysis, timeline of urban infrastructure delivery, environmental impacts of construction, transport infrastructure for remote communities.