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Brittany Crow-Miller

Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Affiliated Faculty
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Affiliate Faculty
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603

Britt Crow-Miller is Clinical Assistant Professor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and Senior Sustainability Scientist with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. She is also Founding Director of CityWild, a sustainability education nonprofit with the mission of inspiring curiosity about the natural world through exploration, fun, and hands-on learning for kids and families. 

  • Ph.D. Geography, University of California-Los Angeles 2013
  • M.A. Regional Studies - East Asia, Harvard University 2009
  • B.A. History and Asian Studies, Bard College, NY 2006
Research Interests

Human geography, sustainability, sustainability education, political ecology, development

  • Webber, Michael, Sarah Rogers, Britt Crow-Miller, Mark Wang, Jon Barnett, Ian Rutherford, Brian Finlayson, Dan Chen. “An integrated assessment of China’s South-North Water Transfer Project.” Geographical Research, forthcoming.
  • Stoker, Philip, Heejun Chang, Britt Crow-Miller, Elizabeth Wentz, Gabrielle Jehle, Matthew Bonnette. “Building water efficient cities: a comparative analysis of how the built environment influences water use in four Western U.S. cities.” Landscape and Urban Planning, forthcoming.
  • Crow-Miller, Britt. “Six Tips for Helping Kids Connect with Nature.” Medium, February 12, 2019.
  • Crow-Miller, Britt. “Our Kids Can Save the Planet- If we Teach Them How.” The Huffington Post, February 2, 2018.
  • Rogers, Sarah and Britt Crow-Miller. “The politics of water: A review of hydropolitical frameworks and their application in China.” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 2017, doi: 10.1002/wat2.1239
  • Crow-Miller, Britt and Michael Webber. "Of Maps and Eating Bitterness: the politics of scaling in China’s South-North Water Transfer Project." Political Geography, vol. 61, 2017: 19-30.
  • Crow-Miller, Britt, Michael Webber, and Francois Molle. “The (Re)turn to Infrastructure for Water Management.” Water Alternatives, vol. 10(2), 2017: 195-207.
  • Crow-Miller, Britt, Michael Webber, and Sarah Rogers. “The Techno-politics of Big Infrastructure and the Chinese Water Machine.” Water Alternatives, vol. 10(2), 2017: 233-249.
  • Chang, Heejun, Matthew R. Bonnette, Philip Stoker, Britt Crow-Miller, Elizabeth Wentz. “Determinants of Single Family Residential Water Use Across Scales in Four Western US Cities.” Science of the Total Environment, vol. 596-597, 2017: 451-464.
  • Clarke-Sather, Afton, Britt Crow-Miller, Jeffrey M. Banister, Kimberley Anh Thomas, Emma S. Norman, and Scott R. Stephenson. “The Shifting Geopolitics of Water in the Anthropocene.” Geopolitics, 2017: doi:10.1080/14650045.2017.1282279
  • Webber, Michael, Britt Crow-Miller, and Sarah Rogers. “The South-North Water Transfer Project: Remaking the geography of China.” Regional Studies, 2017: doi:10.1080/00343404.2016.1265647
  • Crow-Miller, Britt; Heejun Chang, Elizabeth A. Wentz, and Philip Stoker. “Facilitating collaborative urban water management through university-utility cooperation.” Sustainable Cities and Society, 2016: doi:10.1016/j.scs.2016.06.006.
  • Crow-Miller, Britt. “Discourses of Distraction: The Politics of Framing China’s South-North Water Transfer Project.” Water Alternatives, vol. 8(2), 2015: 173-192.
  • Crow-Miller, Britt. “Diverted Opportunity: Inequality and what the South-North Water Transfer Project really means for China’s future.” GWF Discussion Paper 1409, Global Water Forum, Canberra, Australia. 2014.
  • Crow-Miller, Britt. “China’s South-North Water Transfer Project: An Unsustainable Diversion.” China-US Focus, December 11, 2014.
  • Crow, Britt L. and Judith Carney. “Commercializing Nature: Mangrove Conservation and Female Oyster Collectors in The Gambia.” Antipode, vol. 45(2), 2013: pp. 275-293.
  • Crow-Miller, Brittany. Water, Power, and Development in Twenty-First Century China: The Case of the South-North Water Transfer Project. Dissertation. University of California, Los Angeles. 2013.
  • Carney, Judith A.; Britt L. Crow and Hassoum Ceesay. “Wild Oysters, Female Harvesters, and Mangrove Forests of The Gambia,” in Abdoulaye Saine, Ebrima Ceesay, Ebrima Sall (Eds.). The Gambia: State and Society in the Gambia since Independence. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2012.
  • Crow, Britt L. “Bare Sticks and Rebellion: The drivers and implications of China’s Reemerging Sex Imbalance.” Technology in Society, vol. 32(2), 2010: pp. 72-80.
  • Kirby, William C.; J. Megan Greene, Brittany Crow and Tracy Manty. "A Strait of Uncertainty: Taiwan’s Development in the Shadow of China.” Harvard Business School Press, Note 909-408, 2009.
  • Kirby, William C. and Brittany Crow. “China’s Environmental Challenges.” Harvard Business School Press, Note 308-100, 2008.
  • Kirby, William C. and Brittany Crow. “Myths and Lessons of Modern Chinese History.” Harvard Business School Press, Note 308-065, 2007.
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
GTD 505Research Design in Tech & Dev
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
GTD 501Global Tech and Development
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FIS 337Innovation and Global Developm
GTD 501Global Tech and Development