The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue / Wednesday Apr 19,2017
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Urban Vulnerability & Resilience to Climate Change

with Robin Leichenko

Puck Building
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012

While the era of human impact—the Anthropocene—advances as an interdisciplinary academic topic, a growing discourse of dismissal outside academia challenges scientific scholarly work. Drawing from her research in the fields of economic vulnerability and climate change, Robin Leichenko, professor and chair of Geography at Rutgers University and co-Director of the Rutgers Climate Institute, will explore how the scholarly framing of the Anthropocene presents a critical opportunity for new conversations, research, and enhanced engagement with real-world concerns.


Robin Leichenko
Robin Leichenko
Professor, Chair of Geography / Rutgers University
Co-Director / Rutgers Climate Institute

Robin Leichenko is Professor and Chair of Geography at Rutgers University and co-Director of the Rutgers Climate Institute. Her research explores economic vulnerability to climate change, equity implications of climate adaptation, and the interplay between climate extremes and urban spatial development. Leichenko has authored or co-authored two books and more than 70 journal articles and book chapters. Her book, Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures (2008, Oxford University Press), won the Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contribution from the Association of American Geographers. Leichenko served as a review editor for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report and as a contributing author on the IPCC Special Report on Extreme Events.