Britt Crow-Miller (she/her)
Dr. Britt Crow-Miller is a Senior Lecturer in the Departments of Environmental Conservation and Geosciences at UMass Amherst. Her academic research is focused on environmental politics, sustainability, global development, and water resource management in China and cities of the Western U.S. In 2018, Britt founded CityWild, a nonprofit organization with the mission of inspiring curiosity about nature through fun, exploration, and hands-on learning for kids and families, including those in underserved communities. The foundation of CityWild was laid in Portland, Oregon, and the organization relocated with Britt to New England in 2020.
sustainability, environmental politics, hydropolitics, global development, water, sustainability education
UCLA, Geography (PhD), Harvard University (MA), Bard College (BA)
- Michael Webber, Sarah Rogers, Britt Crow-Miller, Mark Wang, Jon Barnett, Ian Rutherford, Brian Finlayson, and Dan Chen. “An integrated assessment of China’s South-North Water Transfer Project.” Geographical Research, forthcoming.
- Britt Crow-Miller. “We are the Problem: Taking a hard look in the mirror at our own role in climate change.” Medium, September 25, 2019.
- Philip Stoker, Heejun Chang, Britt Crow-Miller, Elizabeth Wentz, Gabrielle Jehle, and Matthew Bonnette. “Building Water Efficient Cities: A comparative analysis of how the built environment influences water use in four Western U.S. cities.” Journal of the American Planning Association, 2019.
- Britt Crow-Miller. “Six Tips for Helping Kids Connect with Nature.” Medium, February 12, 2019.
- Britt Crow-Miller. “Our Kids Can Save the Planet- If We Teach Them How.” Huffington Post, February 2, 2018.
- Sarah Rogers and Britt Crow-Miller. “The politics of water: A review of hydropolitical frameworks and their application in China.” WIREs Water, 4(6), 2017.
- Britt Crow-Miller 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.
- Britt Crow-Miller, Michael Webber, and Francois Molle. “The (Re)turn to Infrastructure for Water Management.” Water Alternatives, vol. 10(2), 2017: 195-207.
- Britt 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.
- Afton Clarke-Sather, 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, vol. 22, 2017: 332-359.
- Heejun Chang, 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.
- Michael Webber, Britt Crow-Miller, and Sarah Rogers. “The South-North Water Transfer Project: Remaking the geography of China.” Regional Studies, vol. 51(3), 2017: 370-382.
- Britt Crow-Miller, Heejun Chang, Elizabeth A. Wentz, and Philip Stoker. “Facilitating collaborative urban water management through university-utility cooperation.” Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 27, 2016: 475-483.
- Britt Crow-Miller. “Discourses of Distraction: The Politics of Framing China’s South-North Water Transfer Project.” Water Alternatives, vol. 8(2), 2015: 173-192.
- Britt Crow-Miller. “China’s South-North Water Transfer Project: An Unsustainable Diversion.” China-US Focus, December 11, 2014.
- Britt Crow-Miller. “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.
- Brittany L. Crow-Miller. Water, Power, and Development in Twenty-First Century China: The case of the South-North Water Transfer Project. D. Dissertation, Department of Geography, UCLA, 2013.
- Britt L. Crow and Judith Carney. “Commercializing Nature: Mangrove Conservation and Female Oyster Collectors in The Gambia.” Antipode, 45(2), 2013: 275-293.
- Britt Crow. “China’s South-North Water Transfer Project: A means to a political end.” State of the Planet, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, March 2012.
- Judith A. Carney, 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.
- Britt L. Crow. “Bare Sticks and Rebellion: The drivers and implications of China’s Reemerging Sex Imbalance.” Technology in Society, vol. 32(2), 2010: 72-80.