We study the dynamics of interacting social, ecological, and technical infrastructure components of urban systems for improving policy and planning towards more equitable, resilient, and sustainable cities.
USL Director Timon McPhearson was quoted in a recent PNAS article on Brooklyn-based artist Ellie Irons, who uses pigments derived from invasive species, or what she calls "spontaneous urban plants," to create vibrant watercolor diagrams showing the spread of plants.
Timon McPhearson co-authored an opinion piece with Thomas Elmqvist for Re.Think on how a “new urban knowledge” – and a little bit of tinkering – might help to address how cities and their regions can develop resilience in the face of a quickly urbanizing planet.
Katinka Wijsman co-authored a book review with professor of Anthropology Miriam Ticktin for Maria Puig de la Bellacasa's new book "Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds" in Hypatia. The review can be found here: http://hypatiareviews.org/reviews/content/337
Katinka Wijsman, together with Melissa Davidson (ASU) and Erin Friedman (CUNY), is organizing a session at the Dimensions of Political Ecology conference in March in Lexington, Kentucky. Please consider submitting an abstract for the panel on "Political Ecologies of Urban Resilience to Extreme Weather Events" by the extended deadline of December 7 to email@example.com. The call for proposals can be found here.