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Timon McPhearson, Co-Chair of Future Earth’s Urban Knowledge-Action Network, featured in Urban Omnibus

“There are few precedents for understanding the current pandemic; it’s not exactly the kind of disaster we’ve been expecting. But long immersed in the city’s interconnected ecologies and infrastructures, the New School’s Urban Systems Lab is exploring how many of the key indicators of vulnerability to this crisis overlap with those of another: climate change. With the approach of summer’s heat, continued efforts to contain the virus will place particular pressures on the city’s most vulnerable. We heard from the Lab’s Timon McPhearson, Christopher Kennedy, and Luis Ortiz about their efforts to gather the information that matters most now, and make it useful to policymakers and communities trying to find solutions in a complex and ever-shifting situation.”

Making Science Actionable, interview on Urban Omnibus featuring Timon McPhearson, Director of the Urban Systems Lab at the New School and Co-chair of Future Earth’s Urban Knowledge-Action Network Steering Committee