Climate Change and Urban Heat:

Exploring Patterns and Factors of Future Global Vulnerability

Professor Peter Marcotullio

Moderated by Joel Cohen, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

March 29, 2018 · 12-1PM

Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall, Room 411

The Committee on Global Thought (CGT) Lunchtime Seminars are a forum for Columbia University faculty and visiting scholars to present current research characterizing and assessing issues of global importance.

About the Speaker

Peter J. Marcotullio is Professor of Geography, Hunter College, CUNY, Director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities (CISC), Associate of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center and faculty member in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is also Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning at Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (GSAPP).

Prior to 2006, Prof. Marcotullio was Lecturer (1999-2001) and Professor (2001-2006) of Urban Planning in the Urban Engineering Department, University of Tokyo and held several positions at the United Nations University, Institute for Advanced Studies, Japan (1997-2008). Selected research activities include Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) for the “Urban Systems” chapter in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (published 2005), Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) for the “Urbanization and global trends in biodiversity” section, Global Assessment of Urbanization and Biodiversity (published 2013), Contributing Author (CA) for the “Human settlements” chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (published 2014), Coordinating Lead Author for the “Energy Supply” Chapter of the Global Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (ARC3-2) (publication date 2016) and a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the International Human Dimensions Program’s Urbanization and Global Environmental Change project (UGEC; formerly with IHDP now with Future Earth). Professor Marcotullio’s research interests include urbanization, development and environment interactions.

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Spring 2018 Schedule

Below is the Lunchtime Seminar schedule for Spring 2018. The seminars take place on Thursdays from 12-1pm in Fayerweather Hall, Room 411 unless otherwise noted. Please check back for updates to the schedule.

February 22

Akeel Bilgrami, “Some Philosophical Reflections on Our Political Ideals”

March 8

Esteban Calvo, “From Cells to Society: Rethinking Public Policy in a Changing World”

March 29

Peter Marcotullio, “Climate Change and Urban Heat: Exploring Patterns and Factors of Future Global Vulnerability”

April 5

Ursula Staudinger, “As You Sow, So Shall You Reap: Gender-Role Attitudes and Late-Life Cognition”

April 19

Yasmine Ergas, “Markets in Mothers and Markets in Children”

Directions

The seminars take place on Thursdays from 12-1pm in Fayerweather Hall, Room 411 unless otherwise noted.