Brian Stone, Jr.: “Climate Change in US Cities: Managing A Rising Tide of Extreme Heat” | 2015

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Original airdate: 09/08/2015

Brian Stone is an associate professor in the City and Regional Planning Program of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he teaches in the areas of urban environmental management, land use, and transportation planning. Stone’s program of research is focused on the spatial drivers of urban environmental phenomena, with an emphasis on climate change and air quality. Most recently, Stone published studies on the role of land use in climate change mitigation, the extent to which urban areas are amplifying global warming trends, and the role of sprawling land use patterns in ozone formation. He is the director of the urban climate lab, a group of researchers exploring the connections between climate change and the built environment and how land use is contributing to climate change, including through urbanization and displacement of natural land covers.

About the speaker: Brian Stone teaches in the areas of urban environmental planning, climate change, and planning history and theory. Stone’s program of research is focused on the spatial drivers of urban environmental phenomena and is supported through funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He is Director of the Urban Climate Lab at Georgia Tech. Stone’s work on urbanization and climate change has been featured on CNN and National Public Radio, and in print media outlets such as Forbes and The Washington Post. He is author of the recently published book, The City and the Coming Climate: Climate Change in the Places We Live (Cambridge University Press), which received a Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2012. Stone holds degrees in environmental management and planning from Duke University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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