The Center's Executive Director is
Peter Anderson. Mr.
Anderson is also President of RecycleWorlds Consulting, Senior Lecturer at
the University of Wisconsin Department of Applied Economics on recycling
systems and Chairperson of the National Recycling Coalition Policy
Workgroup. Previously, he has operated a buyback and processing center.
He received his B.S. in economics from Cornell University and his M.S. in
solid waste planning and industrial organization of the solid waste industry
from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He has published articles in BioCycle, Resource Recycling, Environmental
Decisions, MSW Management, Recycling Times, Waste News, Elements 2000, Waste
Age and other solid waste journals; and he has been an invited speaker at
the National Recycling Congress, the National League of Cities, the World
Recycling Congress, the US Conference of Mayors, the Solid Waste Association
of North America, Bev-Pak, Pack-Expo, Nova-Pack, the BioCycle National
Conference, the Northeast Recycling Council, the Rose Institute for State
and Local Government, the University of Wisconsin Extension Solid Waste
Seminars, the California Resource Recycling Association, the Association of
Oregon Recyclers, the Association of Recyclers of Wisconsin, the Illinois
Recycling Association, the Pennsylvania Recycling Conference, the Recycling
Association of Minnesota, the North Carolina Recycling Association, the
Recycling Council of Ontario and elsewhere.
Director of Research
The Center's Director of Research is Dr. Fred Townsend.
Dr. Townsend has held a broad range of positions in industry, professional
practice, and academia that includes the practice of Landscape Architecture,
teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of higher-education,
and as a senior engineer in the research and development of software and
systems for spatial data and image processing.
He received his B.S. in Landscape Architecture from the Ohio State
University, where he was twice awarded the Faculty Prize in Landscape
Architecture; his M.S. in Landscape Architecture from the University of
Wisconsin, where he focused on the development of computerized resource
mapping tools for use in research and planning; and his Ph.D. in
Environmental Monitoring from the University of Wisconsin.
Dr Townsend has published technical papers and reports in his areas of
expertise. He has taught remote sensing and image processing at the
University of Wisconsin and the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
He has participated in projects as diverse as site reclamation for use in
nursery stock propagation, electrical transmission line visual impact
evaluation, thermal plume analysis of electric power plant discharges into
Lake Michigan, and classification of Wisconsin Lakes according to trophic
level as determined from satellite imagery. He has performed research,
planning, consulting and software engineering for entities as diverse as the
U.S. Office of Naval Research, the USDA Forest Service, Wisconsin Department
of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin Department of Facilities
Planning, and Abbott Laboratories.
Center's Publications Director is Cathryn Hubbard.
Center's webmaster is Gary Amburn.