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Sauter, D., Randhawa, J., Tomateo, C. & McPhearson, T. 2021. Visualizing Urban Social–Ecological–Technological Systems. In: Z.A. Hamstead, D.M. Iwaniec, T. McPhearson, M. Berbés-Blázquez, E.M. Cook, & T.A. Muñoz-Erickson (eds) Resilient Urban Futures, Springer, pp.145–157.
This chapter is part of the book Resilient Urban Futures. This open access book addresses the way in which urban and urbanizing regions profoundly impact and are impacted by climate change. The editors and authors show why cities must wage simultaneous battles to curb global climate change trends while adapting and transforming to address local climate impacts. This book addresses how cities develop anticipatory and long-range...
Ortiz, L., Mustafa, A., Rosenzweig, B. & McPhearson, T. 2021. Modeling Urban Futures: Data-Driven Scenarios of Climate Change and Vulnerability in Cities. In: Z.A. Hamstead, D.M. Iwaniec, T. McPhearson, M. Berbés-Blázquez, E.M. Cook, & T.A. Muñoz-Erickson (eds) Resilient Urban Futures, Springer, pp.129–144.
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McPhearson, T., Iwaniec, D.M., Hamstead, Z.A., Berbés-Blázquez, M., Cook, E.M., Muñoz-Erickson, T.A., Mannetti, L. & Grimm, N. 2021. A Vision for Resilient Urban Futures. In: Z.A. Hamstead, D.M. Iwaniec, T. McPhearson, M. Berbés-Blázquez, E.M. Cook, & T.A. Muñoz-Erickson (eds) Resilient Urban Futures, Springer, pp.173–186.
Soininen, N., Raymond, C.M., Tuomisto, H., Ruotsalainen, L., Thoren, H., Horcea-Milcu, A.-I., Stojanovic, M., Lehtinen, S., Mazac, R., Lamuela, C., Korpelainen, N., Vainio, A., Toivanen, R., McPhearson, T. & Nagatsu, M. 2021. Bridge over troubled water: managing compatibility and conflict among thought collectives in sustainability science. Sustainability Science doi.org/10.1007/s11625-021-01068-w
Sustainability transformations call forth new forms and systems of knowledge across society. However, few tools and processes exist for promoting dialogue among different interests and normative stances in knowledge co-creation. In this article, we build on the notion of thought collectives to argue that understanding and moderating normative tensions are necessary if sustainability science is to provide successful solutions. ...
Ortiz, L., Gamarro, H., Gonzalez, J.E. & McPhearson, T. 2021. Energy burden and air conditioning adoption in New York City under a warming climate. Sustainable Cities and Society doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2021.103465
Global climate change has increased the need for cooling indoor spaces, leading to a rise in adoption of air conditioning. This adoption, while decreasing health risks, can increase energy use and pose economic burdens in low income households. Here, we estimate the burden associated with cooling, as well as potential extreme heat exposure without it in the largest city in the US, New York using a coupled weather and building ...
Grabowski, Z.J., McPhearson, T., Matsler, A.M., Groffman, P. & Pickett, S.T.A. 2021. What is green infrastructure? A study of definitions in US city planning. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment doi.org/10.1002/fee.2445
In response to interdependent challenges, city planners are increasingly adopting “green infrastructure” (GI). Reviewing 122 plans from 20 US cities, we identify what types of city plans address and define GI, including the concepts associated with GI, as well as the types, functions, and benefits of GI. The most common plans that feature GI, some of which focus exclusively on GI, comply with US Clean Water Act regulations for...
Pineda-Pinto, M., Herreros-Cantis, P., McPhearson, T., Frantzeskaki, N., Wang, J. & Zhou, W. 2021. Examining ecological justice within the social-ecological-technological system of New York City, USA. Landscape and Urban Planning 215, 104228.
Examining justice in cities requires using analytical approaches that can unpack their complex nature and reveal the many interacting dimensions that affect justice patterns and processes. Although justice in cities has been examined extensively, it has primarily focused on social and environmental dimensions. However, justice is multi-dimensional, influenced and affected by multiple actors, dynamics, and processes. In this ...
Mustafa, A., Ebaid, A., Omrani, H. & McPhearson, T. 2021. A multi-objective Markov Chain Monte Carlo cellular automata model: Simulating multi-density urban expansion in NYC. Computers Environment and Urban Systems 87, 101602.
Cellular automata (CA) models have increasingly been used to simulate land use/cover changes (LUCC). Metaheuristic optimization algorithms such as particle swarm optimization (PSO) and genetic algorithm (GA) have been recently introduced into CA frameworks to generate more accurate simulations. Although Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) is simpler than PSO and GA, it is rarely used to calibrate CA models. In this article, we int...
Kronenberg, J., Andersson, E., Barton, D.N., Borgstrom, S.T., Langemeyer, J., Bjorklund, T., Haase, D., Kennedy, C., Koprowska, K., Laszkiewicz, E., McPhearson, T., Stange, E.E. & Wolff, M. 2021. The thorny path toward greening: Unintended consequences, trade-offs, and constraints in green and blue infrastructure planning, implementation, and management. Ecology and Society 26(2), 36.
Urban green and blue space interventions may bring about unintended consequences, involving trade-offs between the different land uses, and indeed, between the needs of different urban inhabitants, land users, and owners. Such trade-offs include choices between green/blue and non-green/blue projects, between broader land sparing vs. land sharing patterns, between satisfying the needs of the different inhabitants, but also betw...
Herreros-Cantis, P. & McPhearson, T. 2021. Mapping supply of and demand for ecosystem services to assess environmental justice in New York City. Ecological Applications 31(6), e02390.
Livability, resilience, and justice in cities are challenged by climate change and the historical legacies that together create disproportionate impacts on human communities. Urban green infrastructure has emerged as an important tool for climate change adaptation and resilience given their capacity to provide ecosystem services such as local temperature regulation, stormwater mitigation, and air purification. However, realiz...
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