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.