The next appointment of the new series “Resilience Talks” moderated by our director Lorenzo Chelleri is back on thisWednesday the 1st of March with a new guest, Sara Meerow Associate Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University where she leads the Planning for Urban Resilience Lab. it`s an honour to have her with us. Sara will give as a talk by the title of “Planning for Urban Heat Resilience ” and illustrate as well some key activities and programs of the urban resilience lab.
More on Sara: Sara Meerow is an Associate Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University where she leads the Planning for Urban Resilience Lab. Dr. Meerow is an interdisciplinary scholar working at the intersection of urban planning and geography to tackle the challenge of making cities more resilient in the face of climate change and other social and environmental hazards, while at the same time more sustainable and just. Her research focuses on conceptualizations of urban resilience, planning for urban resilience in a changing climate, and green infrastructure planning in a range of cities in the U.S. and internationally. She emphasises problem-driven, collaborative research that combines qualitative and quantitative methods with spatial analysis. Some of her recent funded projects have focused on how U.S. cities plan for resilience to extreme heat and flooding.