Timon McPhearson

Director and Professor, Urban Systems Lab, The New School

Dr. Timon McPhearson is an urban ecologist with expertise in nature-based solutions and urban data science for urban resilience and sustainability. He is Director of the Urban Systems Lab and Professor of Urban Ecology at The New School in New York City. He is a Senior Research Fellow at The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and Stockholm Resilience Centre, and Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In 2019 he was awarded the Sustainability Science Award and the Innovation in Sustainability Science Award by the Ecological Society of America. In 2020 he was named an NYC Climate Hero by the NYC DOT and Human Impacts Institute and appointed by the NYC Mayor to the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC). He has published over 100 articles in scientific journals (Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Sustainability, BioScience), as well as books, book chapters, and scholarly articles including books (e.g. Resilient Urban Futures, Urban Planet), and popular press (The Nature of Cities, Resilience Quarterly), and is widely covered in the press (e.g. The New York Times, The Guardian, The Nation, New York Times Magazine, CityLab, Urban Omnibus).

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