Affiliate - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; UPS Foundation Professor of Civil Engineering in Urban and Regional Planning
Leonard Ortolano is a specialist in environmental and water resources planning, with a focus on the design and implementation of environmental policies and programs in the United States and developing countries. Current research includes studies of: (1) policies for environmental planning and management in China and South Asia; (2) delivery of water supply and sewerage services to disadvantaged communities; (3) energy efficiency and the diffusion of wind turbine technologies (4) community-based organizations; and (5) managing risks from chemical products. In addition to his research activities, Professor Ortolano has worked as an environmental engineer for the U.S. Public Health Service and as a consultant to environmental management firms and agencies as well as international development aid organizations. Between 2003 and 2006, Professor Ortolano served as director of Stanford's Haas Center for Public Service, and from 1980 to 2003, he was director of Stanford’s Program on Urban Studies.