Urban Climate Resilience: Lessons from the US and China
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Reporter: Prof. Alex de Sherbinin

Time: 2nd, Dec. 10:30

Place: Zihuan Building 271

Introduction to the speaker

       Alex de Sherbinin is associate director for science applications at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) of Columbia University. His research interests focus on the human aspects of environmental change at local, national, and global scales, he is deputy manager of the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), chair of the CODATA Global Roads Data Development Working Group, and a coordinator of the Population-Environment Research Network. Prior to joining CIESIN he served as a Program Officer with the Social Policy Program of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Gland, Switzerland, and a population geographer at the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), Washington, DC. He was also a Peace Corps volunteer in Mauritania, West Africa. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers on Science, Nature Climate Change, Global Environmental Change and other high impact factor Journals.

lecture content

       Climate risk is a major concern in New York, Shanghai and other coastal megacities. In this talk, Dr. de Sherbinin will explore current climate risks as well as past and future climate impacts in New York City and Shanghai. He will also discuss resilience and adaptation strategies in the face of climate change.