Acting Collectively for Equity (ACE)

Public Health Equity Through Improved Water, Sanitation and Waste Mangagement in Maradu, Kerala, India

Students participating in the India Studio, January 2016.

This interdisciplinary studio assisted the Maradu municipality, in the state of Kerala in Southern India, by preparing a report informing the local government's city-wide sanitation planning process. A group of thirteen students from UB architecture, environmental engineering, public health and urban planning worked under the guidance of Drs. Samina Raja and Korydon Smith to gather, analyze, and synthesize relevant information. Students worked for three weeks collecting primary data on current drinking water sources, waste and wastewater management, and public health in collaboration and partnership with the Centre for Science and Environment. Their report, which includes a list of twenty-eight recommendations, was shared with the municipal government and key partners. Key findings included the need for improved and enlarged water and waste infrastructure to serve a growing population.

2/26/16

Thirteen graduate students in an interdisciplinary studio offered through the UB School of Architecture and Planning spent three weeks in India collaborating with partners there to help develop a much-needed public sanitation plan.

6/22/20
A 17-member team from the University at Buffalo (UB), the largest campus in the State University of New York, visited the Maradu municipality on Wednesday.

Our Team

Samina Raja

Co-Director and Founding Co-Lead, Community for Global Health Equity; Co-Lead, Food Equity Team; Project Lead, Plan REFUGE; Professor

Urban and Regional Planning

233C Hayes Hall

Phone: 716-829-5881

Email: sraja@buffalo.edu

Kory Smith

Founding Co-Lead, Community for Global Health Equity; Professor and Chair

Department of Architecture

Phone: 716-575-2874

Email: khsmith@buffalo.edu

Judelsohn.

Alex Judelsohn

UB Alumna

Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab

Micaela Barker

Graduate Student

Architecture

Samantha Bulkilvish

Graduate Student

Urban and Regional Planning

John Costello

Graduate Student

Architecture

Ryan Dussault

Graduate Student

Architecture

Connor Hannan

Graduate Student

Urban and Regional Planning

Shawn Matthew

Graduate Student

Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Breanna McCoy

Graduate Student

Urban and Regional Planning

Kenzie McNamara

Graduate Student

Architecture

Kathryn Rozwod

Graduate Student

Environmental Engineering

Daniel Stegall

Graduate Student

Urban and Regional Planning

Paul Sucharita

Graduate Student

Community Health and Health Behavior

Vasikan Vijayashanthar

Graduate Student

Environmental Engineering

Yilmaz Yoruk

Graduate Student

Epidemiology and Environmental Health