GRA - Felkner - Energy Institute

I'm an experienced management consultant who decided to pivot my career towards building more sustainable cities and communities. I've attended two graduate programs, one in Sustainability and the other in Environmental Planning, and have applied my data skills to several projects that range from urban forestry indicators to a municipal GHG inventory to a spatial analysis of an urban water metabolism. I have an intellectual curiosity that embraces a wide range of topics because sustainability is, in my opinion, about understanding the integration between disciplines, not specialization.

I am currently working on the Texas Urban Observatory research project with Dr. Katherine Lieberknecht. My focus is the development of an integrated database that scales up the Austin Area Sustainability Indicators across the state of Texas. 

photo of Steven Richter