patyromerolankao@gmail.com


Personal

Full name

Patricia Romero-Lankao

Institution / Affiliation

Climate Science and Applications Program

Short biography

I have developed research on the interactions between urban development and global environmental change. I am very active in both the international human dimensions community and the human dimensions community of US and Latin America. Urbanization is both a social and environmental phenomenon; it is one of the most influential, irreversible and evident anthropogenic forces in the Earth system. Many urban centers share characteristics (e.g., location in risk-prone areas, and governance deficits) that tend to make them more vulnerable to adverse climate change events. I have focused on crucial intersections between urban development and the environment, including the carbon cycle, the climate system and the water cycle. In particular, I have studied key issues of (a) how urban development impacts the environment (drivers); (b) what societal factors explain cities’ vulnerability/resilience to heat waves, atmospheric pollution, water scarcity and pollution, among other hazards (impacts), and (c) how particular cities attempt to meet the challenges of reducing emissions while improving their capacity to cope with environmental impacts (responses)

Work address

3450 Mitchelle Lane

Zipcode

80301

City / location

Boulder

Country

US

Public telephone number

3034978104

Fax

3034978401

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