Benjamin Miller is a writer and an environmental policy consultant who will be working with CIUS on issues of freight transportation and the New York City waterfront. He is the author of Fat of the Land: Garbage in New York, the Last Two Hundred Years
and of numerous articles related to infrastructural planning. Ben's latest project is a book on the history and politics of New York�s proposed cross-harbor rail freight tunnel. Ben has worked as the director of policy planning for the NYC Department of Sanitation, and as deputy director of the Mayor�s Office of Environmental Coordination. He is a founder of Community Cartography, Inc., a GIS services firm, and has held adjunct teaching and research positions at Columbia University, Hunter College, and New York University.