Food Waste

"Encouraging the Development of Processing Infrastructure for New York City’s Organics Waste Stream," for the New York League of Conservation Voters, 12-10-2014 BM & JS

Also published in two parts as feature article in Environmental Law Review in New York.        Part 1: May, 2015 N° 5, p.75-85; Part 2: June, 2015 N° 6, p. 95-104.

Pneumatic Collection

“Move Our Trash Fast,“ Onward: Mobility in the Next New York, a publication of the Urban Design Forum, February, 2018, p.92-93; Juliette Spertus

"Pneumatic Tubes for One New York’s Trash," 08-26-2015 JS & BM

"Trucks, Trains, Tugs and Tubes: A Model for More-Efficient Collection and Transfer of Solid Waste, the Predominant Form of First-Mile Urban Freight," 2015 (Benjamin Miller, Juliette Spertus)

"Costs and Benefits of Pneumatic Collection in Three Specific New York City Cases" Waste Management, 2014 N° 34, p.1957-66 (Benjamin Miller, Juliette Spertus, Camille Kamga)

"Tubes vs. Trucks: A Comparative Analysis of the Impacts of Alternative Waste-Collection
Methods with Specific Reference to Roosevelt Island in New York City"
Flux, 2014/1 N° 95, p. 6-17. (Juliette Spertus, Benjamin Miller, Camille Kamga, Lisa Douglass, Brian Ross)

A Study of the Feasibility of Pneumatic Transport of Municipal Solid Waste and Recyclables in Manhattan Using Existing Transportation Infrastructure,” 2013 (Camille Kamga, Benjamin Miller, Juliette Spertus)

Eliminating Trucks on Roosevelt Island for the Collection of Wastes,” 2013 (Camille Kamga, Benjamin Miller, Juliette Spertus)

"Réapparition de l’Invisible : La Collecte Pneumatique des Ordures, 1960 à 2010, Roosevelt Island," in Dominique Rouillard ed., L'Infraville / Futurs des infrastructures, Archibooks, 2011 JS

Rail & Freight

Study of Goods Movement Through I-278 NYC and NJ,” 2012 (Jose Holguin-Veras, Christopher Jones, Richard Barone, Benjamin Miller)

NYSDOT Consideration of Potential Intermodal Sites for Long Island,” 6-09-2011 (Paaswell, Robert E., Penny Eickemeyer, Benjamin Miller, Herbert S. Levinson, Harry Schwartz, Allen J. Zerkin)


Zero Waste Design Guidelines AIA NY, 10-18-2017 (with Clare Miflin, Christina Grace) JS BM

"Managing New York’s Municipal Solid Waste To Support The City’s Goal Of Reducing Greenhouse Gases By 80% By 2050" New York League of Conservation Voters, 7-12-2017 BM

Also published in Environmental Law Review in New York. February, 2018 N° 02, p.19-40 BM

"Super Strategies," Urban Omnibus, 3-29-2017 (with Valeria Mogilevich) JS

“Power from Trash,” New York Times, 4-28-2010 (with Norman Steisel) BM

Taking Questions,” New York Times City Room Blog, July 16-21-2007 BM

Book review:  "Next to Godliness:  Confronting Dirt and Despair in Progressive Era New York City," Urban Affairs Review (May, 2007) BM

Paper or plastic?  Keep gov’t out of it,” Daily News, 4-13-2007 BM

“Waste Is A Terrible Thing to Mind, as the City Learns,” Newsday, 3-29-2005 BM

“Sanitation and Waste Disposal,” Encyclopedia of New York State, Syracuse, NY:  University of Syracuse Press, 2005 BM

It’s Your Garbage. Pay for It,” New York Times, 7-24-2003 (BM with Stephen Hammer)

Reopen Fresh Kills:  Brilliant or Bone-Headed?,” New York Times, 4-14-2002 BM

“Landfill New York,” Celebrating Fresh Kills’ Closure, the catalogue for the exhibit at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY, April, 2002 BM

 “A Second Life for the Fresh Kills Landfill After 9/11,” MetroPlanner, NY:  American Planning Association, April, 2002 BM

“City Needs to Reopen Fresh Kills,” Daily News, 3-5-2002 BM

“Put Our Garbage Back on Staten Island Now,” Newsday, 12-4-2001 BM

“The Folly of Closing Fresh Kills,” Daily News, 1-5-2001 BM

Fat of the Land: Garbage in New York, the Last Two Hundred Years,  NY:  Four Walls Eight Windows,  December, 2000 BM

A History of Waste,” Gotham Gazette, 11-27-2000 BM

"Fat of the Land:  New York's Waste," Journal of Social Research, Spring, 1998 BM

Modern Alchemy: Materials Recovery Facilities in the New York Metropolitan Region, NY:  Environmental Defense Fund Publications, 1996 BM

Urban Design

"Dispatch from Helsinki, Part III" Design Observer 4-01-15 JS

"Dispatch from Helsinki, Part II" Design Observer 2-25-15 JS

"Build It In: Making the Case for Garbage Collection in Urban Design," in Joyce Hwang and Martha Bohm eds., Beyond Patronage: Reconsidering Models of Practice, Actar, 2015 JS

The Landscape of Housing: Twin Parks Northwest 40 Years On," (with Susanne Schindler), Urban Omnibus, 11-06-2013 JS

A few days in the Bronx: from Co-op City to Twin Parks” (with Susanne Schindler), Urban Omnibus, 07-25-2012 JS

Luxury for all? Affordable Housing in New York," Bauwelt, 03-02-2012 JS