Upcoming Urban Studies Lecture Focuses on Managing City Pollution

Susan Gallardo will discuss her work in Asia on Monday, April 8.

Susan Gallardo looking at pile of garbageSusan Gallardo, Dr. Engg., a De la Salle University Fellow and a retired professor of chemical engineering at De La Salle University in the Philippines, will be the keynote speaker at Manhattan College’s annual Urban Studies Lecture on Monday, April 8.

The lecture will focus on managing urban pollution, with a deep dive into green communities and challenges from across the continent of Asia. It will begin at 4:30 p.m. in room 100 of Hayden Hall, and is free and open to the public.

Gallardo is still actively involved in research and consultancy at De La Salle University. Currently, she is the lead proponent of a project funded by the University Research and Coordination Office grant program under a retired fellows research grant: “Greening a Selected Community in the Philippines.”

Gallardo specializes in environmental engineering, environmental catalysis and industrial and hazardous waste treatment and management. Her papers have been published in both national and international refereed journals, as well as in national and international conference proceedings.

At the event, the first Urban Studies honor society induction also will take place.

The event is co-sponsored by the office of Mission, Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability, department of History, department of Chemical Engineering, the Peace and Justice Studies program, the Urban Studies program, the Environmental Studies program and Campus Ministry and Social Action.

For more information, contact Adam Arenson, Ph.D., associate professor of history and director of the Urban Studies Program, at adam.arenson@manhattan.edu or (718) 862-7317.