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Berbés-Blázquez, M., Cook, E.M., Grimm, N.B., Iwaniec, D.M., Mannetti, L.M., Muñoz-Erickson, T.A., & Wahl, D. (2023) “Assessing resilience, equity, and sustainability of future visions across two urban scales.” Sustainability Science. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-023-01396-z (link)

Chester, M.V., Miller, T.R., Muñoz-Erickson, T.A., Helmrich, A.M., Iwaniec, D.M., McPhearson, T., Cook, E.M., Grimm, N.B., & Markolf, S.A. (2023) Sensemaking for entangled urban social, ecological, and technological systems in the Anthropocene. npj Urban Sustain 3, 39. DOI: 10.1038/s42949-023-00120-1 (link)

Ghermandi, A., Langemeyer, J., Van Berkel, D., Calcagni, F., Depietri, Y., Egarter Vigl, L., Fox, N., Havinga, I., Jäger, H., Kaiser, N., Karasov, O., McPhearson, T., Podschun, S., Ruiz-Frau, A., Sinclair, M., Venohr, M., & Wood, S. A. (2023). Social media data for environmental sustainability: A critical review of opportunities, threats, and ethical use. One Earth, 6(3), 236–250. DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2023.02.008 (link)

Grabowski, Z. J., McPhearson, T., & Pickett, S.T.A. (2023). Transforming US urban green infrastructure planning to address equity. Landscape and Urban Planning, 229, 104591. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2022.104591 (link)

Harmáčková, Z. V., Yoshida, Y., Sitas, N., Manetti, L., Martin, A., Kumar, R., Berbés-Blázquez, M., Collins, R., Eisenack, K., Guimaraes, E., Heras, M., Nelson, V., Niamir, A., Ravera, F., Ruiz-Mallén, I., & O’Farrell, P. (2023). The role of values in future scenarios: What types of values underpin (un)sustainable and (un)just futures? Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 63, 1-10. [101343]. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2023.101343 (link)

Helmrich, A., Chester, M., Miller, T. R., & Allenby, B. (2023). Lock-in: Origination and significance within Infrastructure Systems. Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability. DOI: 10.1088/2634-4505/acf7e6 (link)

Helmrich, A., Kuhn, A., Roque, A., Santibanez, A., Kim, Y., Grimm, N.B., & Chester, M. (2023). Interdependence of social-ecological-technological systems in Phoenix, Arizona: consequences of an extreme precipitation event. J Infrastruct Preserv Resil 4, 19. DOI: 10.1186/s43065-023-00085-6 (link)

Hoff, R. M., & Chester, M. V. (2023). Preparing infrastructure for surprise: fusing synthetic network, interdependency, and cascading failure models. Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability 3(2), 025009. DOI: 10.1088/2634-4505/acd07d (link)

Hoff, R., Helmrich, A., Dirks, A., Kim, Y., Li, R., & Chester, M. (2023). Dynamic criticality for infrastructure prioritization in complex environments. Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability 3(1), 015011. DOI: 10.1088/2634-4505/acbe15 (link)

Maurer, M., Yoon, L., Visnic, O., & Cook, E. (2023). Effects on perceptions of greenspace benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local Environment 28(10), 1279–1294. DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2023.2202381 (link)

Mo, W., Hart, D., Ashcraft, C. M., Chester, M., Cucurachi, S., Lu, Z., & Miller, S. A. (2023). Integrating knowledge co-production with life cycle assessment. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 188, Article 106650. DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106650 (link)

Mustafa, A., Kennedy, C., Lopez, B., & McPhearson, T. (2023). Perceived and geographic access to urban green spaces in New York City during COVID-19. Cities 143: 104572. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2023.104572 (link)

Sauer, J., Pallathadka, A., Ajibade, I., Berbés-Blázquez, M., Chang, H., Cook, E.M., Grimm, N.B., Iwaniec, D.M., Lloyd, R., & Post, G.C. (2023) Relating social, ecological, and technological vulnerability to future flood exposure at two spatial scales in four US cities. Sustainable Cities and Society, 104880. DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2023.104880 (link)


Andersson, E., Grimm, N.B., Lewis, J.A., Redman, C.L., Barthel, S., Colding, J., & Elmqvist, T. (2022). Urban climate resilience through hybrid infrastructure. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 55:101158. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2022.101158 (link)

Bondank, E., Chester, M., Michne, A., Ahmad, N., Ruddell, B., and Johnson, N. (2022). Anticipating water distribution service outages from increasing temperatures. Environ. Res.: Infrastruct. Sustain. DOI: 10.1088/2634-4505/ac8ba3 (link)

Branny, A., Møller, M.S., Korpilo, S., McPhearson, T., Gulsrud, N., Olafsson, A. S., Raymond, C. M., & Andersson, E. (2022). Smarter greener cities through a social-ecological-technological systems approach. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 55:101168. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2022.101168 (link)

Chester, M.V. & Allenby, B. (2022). Infrastructure autopoiesis: requisite variety to engage complexity. Environ. Res.: Infrastruct. Sustain. 2(1):012001. DOI: 10.1088/2634-4505/ac4b48 (link)

Frantzeskaki, N., & McPhearson, T. (2022). Mainstream Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Climate Resilience. BioScience. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biab105 (link)

Gilbert, M., Eakin, H., & McPhearson, T. (2022). The role of infrastructure in societal transformations. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 57(101207). DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2022.101207 (link)

Grabowski, Z., McPhearson, T., Matsler, A.M., Groffman, P., & Pickett, S. (2022). What is green infrastructure? A study of definitions in US city planning. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 20(3): 152-160. DOI: 10.1002/fee.2445 (link)

Grabowski, Z. J., Wijsman, K., Tomateo, C., & McPhearson, T. (2022). How deep does justice go? Addressing ecological, indigenous, and infrastructural justice through nature-based solutions in New York City. Environmental Science & Policy, 138, 171–181. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2022.09.022 (link)

Grilo, F., McPhearson, T., Santos-Reis, M., & Branquinho, C. (2022). A trait-based conceptual framework to examine urban biodiversity, socio-ecological filters, and ecosystem services linkages. npj Urban Sustainability 2(1). DOI: 10.1038/s42949-022-00077-7 (link)

Helmrich, A. & Chester, M. (2022). Navigating Exploitative and Explorative Leadership in Support of Infrastructure Resilience. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities 4. DOI: 10.3389/frsc.2022.791474 (link)

Kim, Y., Carvalhaes, T., Helmrich, A., Markolf, S., Hoff, R., & Chester, M. (2022). Leveraging SETS Resilience Capabilities for Safe-to-Fail Infrastructure under Climate Change. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 54:101153. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2022.101153 (link)

Krueger, E. H., McPhearson, T., & Levin, S. A. (2022). Integrated assessment of urban water supply security and resilience: Towards a streamlined approach. Environmental Research Letters 17(7), 075006. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac78f4 (link)

Markolf, S., Helmrich, A., Kim, Y., Hoff, R., & Chester, M.(2022). Balancing efficiency and resilience objectives in pursuit of sustainable infrastructure. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 56:101181. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2022.101181 (link)

McPhearson, T., Cook, E. M., Berbés-Blázquez, M., Cheng, C., Grimm, N. B., Andersson, E., Barbosa, O., Chandler, D. G., Chang, H., Chester, M., Childers, Elser, S., D., Frantzeskaki, N., Grabowski, Z., Groffman, P., Hale, R. L., Iwaniec, D., Kabish, N., Kennedy, C., Markolf, S. A., Matsler, A. M., McPhillips, L., Miller, T., Muñoz-Erickson, T. A., Rosi, E., Troxler, T. G. (2022). A social-ecological-technological systems framework for urban ecosystem services. One Earth 5(5): 505-518. DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2022.04.007 (link)

Muse, N., Iwaniec, D. M., Wyczalkowski, C., & Mach, K. J. (2022). Heat exposure and resilience planning in Atlanta, Georgia. Environmental Research: Climate1(1), 015004. DOI: 10.1088/2752-5295/ac78f9. (link)

Ortiz, L., Gamarro, H., Gonzalez, J., & McPhearson, T. (2022). Energy burden and air conditioning adoption in New York City under a warming climate. Sustainable Cities and Society 76:103465. DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2021.103465 (link)

Ortiz, L., Mustafa, A., Herreros-Cantis, P, & McPhearson, T. (2022). Overlapping heat and COVID-19 risk in New York City. Urban Climate 41:101081. DOI: 10.1016/j.uclim.2021.101081 (link)

Pallathadka, A., Sauer, J., Chang, H., & Grimm, N. (2022). Urban flood risk and green infrastructure: Who is exposed to risk and who benefits from investment? A case study of three U.S. Cities. Landscape and Urban Planning 223: 104417. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2022.104417. (link)

Pineda-Pinto, M., Frantzeskaki, N., Chandrabose, M., Herreros-Cantis, P., McPhearson, T., Nygaard, C. A. & Raymond, C. (2022). Planning Ecologically Just Cities: A Framework to Assess Ecological Injustice Hotspots for Targeted Urban Design and Planning of Nature-Based Solutions. Urban Policy and Research. DOI: 10.1080/08111146.2022.2093184 (link)

Rosenthal, N., Chester, M., Fraser, A., Hondula, D. M., & Eisenman, D.P. (2022) Adaptive transit scheduling to reduce rider vulnerability during heatwaves, Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure. DOI: 10.1080/23789689.2022.2029324 (link)

Treglia, M. L., McPhearson, T., Sanderson, E. W., Yetman, G., & Maxwell, E. N. (2022). Examining the distribution of green roofs in New York City through a lens of social, ecological, and technological filters. Ecology and Society 27(3). DOI: 10.5751/es-13303-270320 (link)


Andersson, E., Borgström, S., Haase, D., Langemeyer, J., Mascarenhas, A., McPhearson, T., Wolff, M., Łaszkiewicz, E., Kronenberg, J., Barton, D. N., & Herreros-Cantis, P. (2021). A context-sensitive systems approach for understanding and enabling ecosystem service realization in cities. Ecology and Society 26(2):35. DOI: 10.5751/ES-12411-260235 (link)

Andersson, E., S. Borgström, D. Haase, J. Langemeyer, M. Wolff, and T. McPhearson. 2021. Urban resilience thinking in practice:ensuring flows of benefit from green and blue infrastructure. Ecology and Society 26(4):39. (16) (PDF) Urban resilience thinking in practice: ensuring flows of benefit from green and blue infrastructure. DOI: 10.5751/ES-12691-260439 (link)

Andersson, E., Haase, D., Anderson, P., Cortinovis, C., Goodness, J., Kendal, D., Lausch, A., McPhearson, T., Sikorska, D., & Wellmann, T. (2021). What are the traits of a social-ecological system: towards a framework in support of urban sustainability. npj Urban Sustain 1, 14. DOI: 10.1038/s42949-020-00008-4 (link)

Carvalhaes, T., Chester, M., Reddy, A., & Allenby, B. (2021). An Overview & Synthesis of Disaster Resilience Indices from a Complexity Perspective. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 102165. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102165 (link)

Chang, H., Makido, Y., & Foster, E. (2021). Effects of land use change, wetland fragmentation, and best management practices on total suspended sediment concentrations in an urbanizing Oregon watershed, USA. Journal of Environmental Management, 282: 111962. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.111962 (link)

Chang, H., Pallathadka, A., Sauer, J., Grimm, N., Zimmerman, R., Cheng, C., Iwaniec, D.M., Kim, Y., Lloyd, R., McPhearson, T., Rosenzweig, B., Troxler, T., Welty, C., Brenner, R, & Herreros-Cantis, P. (2021). Assessment of Urban Flood Vulnerability Using the Social-Ecological-Technological Systems Framework in Six US cities. Sustainable Cities and Society: 102786.
DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2021.102786 (link)

Chester, M., Underwood, B.S., Allenby, B., Garcia, M., Samaras, C., Markolf, S., Sanders, K., Preston, B., & Miller, T.M. (2021). Infrastructure resilience to navigate increasingly uncertain and complex conditions in the Anthropocene. npj Urban Sustain 1, 4. DOI: 10.1038/s42949-021-00016-y (link)

Egerer, M., Haase, D., McPhearson, T., Frantzeskaki, N., Andersson, E., Nagendra, H., & Ossola, A. (2021). Urban change as an untapped opportunity for climate adaptation. npj Urban Sustain 1, 22. DOI: 10.1038/s42949-021-00024-y (link)

Elmqvist, T., Andersson, E., McPhearson, T., Bai, X., Bettencourt, L., Brondizio, E., Colding, J., Daily, G., Folke, C., Grimm, N., Haase, D., Ospina, D., Parnell, S., Polasky, S., Seto, K. C. & Van Der Leeuw, S. (2021). Urbanization in and for the Anthropocene. npj Urban Sustain 16. DOI: 10.1038/s42949-021-00018-w (link)

Frantzeskaki, N., McPhearson, T. & Kabisch, N. (2021). Urban sustainability science: prospects for innovations through a system’s perspective, relational and transformations’ approaches. Ambio. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-021-01521-1 (link)

Galaz, V, Centeno, M., Callahan, P., Causevic, A., Patterson, T., Brass, I., Baum, S., Farber, D., Fischer, J., Garcia, D., McPhearson, T., Jimenez, D., King, B., Larcey, P., & Levy, K. (2021). Artificial intelligence, systemic risks, and sustainability. Technology in Society 67(101741). DOI: 10.1016/j.techsoc.2021.101741 (link)

Grêt-Regamey, A., Switalski, M., Fagerholm, N. Korpilo, S., Juhola, S., Kyttä, M., Käyhkö, N., McPhearson, T., Nollert, M., Rinne, T., Soininen, M., Toivonen, T., Räsänen, A., Willberg, E., & Raymond, C. (2021). Harnessing sensing systems towards urban sustainability transformation. npj Urban Sustain 1(40). DOI: 10.1038/s42949-021-00042-w (link)

Helmrich, A., Markolf, S., Li, R., Carvalhaes, T., Kim, Y., Bondank, E., Natarajan, M., Ahmad, M., & Chester, M. (2021). Centralization and decentralization for resilient infrastructure and complexity. Environmental Research Infrastructure and Stability 1(021001). DOI: 10.1088/2634-4505/ac0a4f (link)

Herreros-Cantis, P. & McPhearson, T. (2021). Mapping supply of and demand for ecosystem services to assess environmental justice in New York City. Ecological Applications, e2390. DOI: 10.1002/eap.2390 (link)

Hoover, F-A., Meerow, S., Grabowski, Z., & McPhearson, T. (2021). Environmental justice implications of siting criteria in urban green infrastructure planning. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 1–18. DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2021.1945916 (link)

Kim, Y., Grimm, N., Chester, M., & Redman, C. (2021). Capturing practitioner perspectives on infrastructure resilience using Q-methodology. Environmental Research Infrastructure and Sustainability 1(025002). DOI: 10.1088/2634-4505/ac0f98 (link)

Kronenberg, J., Andersson, E., Barton, D., Borgström, S., Langemeyer, J., Björklund, T., Haase, D., Kennedy, C., Koprowska, K., Łaszkiewicz, E., McPhearson, T., Stange, 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. 10.5751/ES-12445-260236 (link)

Markolf, S.A., Chester, M.V., & Allenby, B. (2021). Opportunities and Challenges for Artificial Intelligence Applications in Infrastructure Management During the Anthropocene. Frontiers in Water 2: 551598. DOI: 10.3389/frwa.2020.551598 (link)

Markolf, S.A., Chester, M.V., Helmrich, A.M., & Shannon, K. (2021). Re-imagining design storm criteria for the challenges of the 21st century. Cities 109, 102981DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2020.102981 (link)

Martinuzzi, S., Locke, D.H., Ramos-González, O., Sanchez, M., Grove, J.M., Muñoz-Erickson, T.A., Arendt, W.J., & Bauer, G. (2021). Exploring the relationships between treecanopy cover and socioeconomic characteristics in tropical urban systems: the case of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2021.127125 (link)

Maurer, M., Cook, E.M, Yoon, L., Visnic, O., Orlove, B., Culligan, P., & Mailloux, B. Understanding Multiple Dimensions of Perceived Greenspace Accessibility and Their Effect on Subjective Well-Being During a Global Pandemic. (2021). Frontiers in Sustainable Cities 3:709997. DOI: 10.3389/frsc.2021.709997 (link)

McPhearson, T., Grabowski, Z., Herreros-Cantis, P., Mustafa, A., Ortiz, L., Kennedy, C., Tomateo, C., Lopez, B., Olivotto, V., & Vantu, A. (2021). Pandemic Injustice: Spatial and Social Distributions of the first wave of COVID-19 in the US Epicenter. Journal of Extreme Events. (link)

McPhearson, T., Raymond, C.M., Gulsrud, N., Albert, C., Coles, N., Fagerholm, N., Nagatsu, M., Olafsson, A.S., Soininen, N., Vierikko, N. (2021). Radical changes are needed for transformations to a good Anthropocene. npj Urban Sustain 15. DOI: 10.1038/s42949-021-00017-x (link)

Meerow, S., Helmrich, A.M., Andrade, R., & Larson, K.L. (2021). How do heat and flood risk drive residential green infrastructure implementation in Phoenix, Arizona? Urban Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-020-01088-x (link)

Muñoz-Erickson, T.A., Meerow, S., Hobbins, R., Barnett, A., Berbés-Blázquez, M., Cook, E., Cordero, J., Changdeok, G., Grimm, N., Iwaniec, D., Miller, T.R., Robles, A., Tandazo, F. (2021). Beyond Bouncing Back? Comparing and Contesting Urban Resilience in US and Latin American Contexts. Landscape and Urban Planning 214, 104173. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2021.104173 (link)

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. (link)

Rienow, A., Mustafa, A., Krelaus, L., & Lindner, C. (2021). Modeling urban regions: Comparing random forest and support vector machines for cellular automata. Transactions in GIS. DOI: 10.1111/tgis.12756 (link)

Spotswood, E., Benjamin, M., Stoneburner, L., Wheeler, M., Beller, E., Balk, D., McPhearson, T., Kuo, M., & McDonald, R. (2021). Nature inequity and higher COVID-19 case rates in less-green neighbourhoods in the United States. Nature Sustainability. DOI:10.1038/s41893-021-00781-9 (link)

Venter, Z., Barton, D., Martinez-Izquierdo, L., Langemeyer, J., Baró, F., & McPhearson, T. (2021). Interactive spatial planning of urban green infrastructure – Retrofitting green roofs where ecosystem services are most needed in Oslo. Ecosystem Services 50, 101314. DOI:10.1016/j.ecoser.2021.101314 (link)

Zhou, W., Pickett, S.T.A. & McPhearson, T. (2021). Conceptual frameworks facilitate integration for transdisciplinary urban science. npj Urban Sustain 1, 1. DOI: 10.1038/s42949-020-00011-9 (link)


Ahmad, N., Chester, M., Bondank, E., Arabi, M., Johnson, N., & Ruddell, B.L. (2020). A synthetic water distribution network model for urban resilience. Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure. DOI: 10.1080/23789689.2020.1788230 (link)

Bondank, E. & Chester, M. (2020). Infrastructure Interdependency Failures From Extreme Weather Events as a Complex Process. Frontiers in Water. DOI: 10.3389/frwa.2020.00021 (link)

Carvalhaes, T., Markolf, S., Helmrich, A., Kim, Y., Li, R., Natarajan, M., Bondank, E., Ahmad, N., & Chester, M. (2020). COVID-19 as a Harbinger of Transforming Infrastructure Resilience. Frontiers in Built Environment, 6: 148. DOI: 10.3389/fbuil.2020.00148 (link)

Chester, M.V. (2020). Industrial ecology in support of climate change adaptation. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 24(2): 271-275. DOI:10.1111/jiec.13006 (link)

Chester, M.V. & Allenby, B. (2020) Toward adaptive infrastructure: the Fifth Discipline, Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure. DOI: 10.1080/23789689.2020.1762045 (link)

Chester, M.V., Miller, T., & Muñoz-Erickson, T.A. (2020). Infrastructure governance for the Anthropocene. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 8(1): 078. DOI: 10.1525/elementa.2020.078 (link)

Chester, M., Underwood, B.S. & Samaras, C. (2020). Keeping infrastructure reliable under climate uncertainty. Nature Climate Change, 10(6): 488-490. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-020-0741-0 (link)

Fraser, A.M., Chester, M.V. & Underwood, B.S. (2020). Wildfire risk, post-fire debris flows, and transportation infrastructure vulnerability. Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure. DOI: 10.1080/23789689.2020.1737785 (link)

Helmrich, A.M. & Chester, M.V. (2020). Reconciling complexity and deep uncertainty in infrastructure design for climate adaptation. Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure. DOI: 10.1080/23789689.2019.1708179 (link)

Helmrich, A.M, Chester, M.V, Hayes, S., Markolf, S.A., Desha, C., & Grimm, N.B. (2020). Using Biomimicry to Support Resilient Infrastructure Design. Earth’s Future, 8(12). DOI: 10.1029/2020EF001653 (link)

Herreros-Cantis, P., Olivotto, V., Grabowski, Z.J., & McPhearson, T. (2020). Shifting landscapes of coastal flood risk: environmental (in)justice of urban change, sea level rise, and differential vulnerability in New York City. Urban Transform, 2(9). DOI: 10.1186/s42854-020-00014-w (link)

Iwaniec, D.M., Cook, E.M., Davidson, M.J., Berbés-Blázquez, M., Georgescu, M., Krayenhoff, E.S., Middel, A., Sampson, D.A., & Grimm, N.B. (2020). The co-production of sustainable future scenarios. Landscape and Urban Planning197: 103744. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2020.103744 (link)

Iwaniec, D.M., Cook, E.M., Davidson, M.J., Berbés-Blásquez, M., & Grimm, N.B. (2020). Integrating existing climate adaptation planning into future visions: a strategic scenario for the central Arizona–Phoenix region. Landscape and Urban Planning, 200: 103820DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2020.103820 (link)

Rosenzweig, B.R., Herreros-Cantis, P., Kim, Y., Cohn, A., Grove, K., Brock, J., Yesuf, J., Mistry, P., Welty, C., McPhearson, T., Sauer, J., & Chang, H. (2020). The Value of Urban Flood Modeling. Earth’s Future, 9(1). DOI: 10.1029/2020EF001739. (link)


Childers, D.L., Bois, P., Hartnett, H.E., McPhearson, T., Metson, G., & Sanchez, C.A. (2019). Urban Ecological Infrastructure: An inclusive concept for the non-built urban environment. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene7(1): 46. DOI: 10.1525/elementa.385 (link)


Derrible, S., & Chester, M.V. (Eds). (2020). Urban infrastructure: Reflections for 2100. Amazon. (link)

Hamstead, Z.A., Iwaniec, D.M., McPhearson, T., Berbés-Blázquez, M., Cook, E.M., Munoz-Erickson, T.A. (Eds.). (2021). Resilient Urban Futures. Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-63131-4 (link)

Book Chapters

Grimm, N. B. (2020). Urban ecology: what is it and why do we need it? In P. Barbosa (Ed.), Urban ecology: its nature and challenges (pp. 1–14). CABI. DOI: 10.1079/9781789242607.0001 (link)

Hölscher, K., Frantzeskaki, N., McPhearson, T., & Loorbach, D. (2020). Capacities for Transformative Climate Governance in New York City. In K. Hölscher & N. Frantzeskaki (Eds.), Transformative Climate Governance: A Capacities Perspective to Systematise, Evaluate and Guide Climate Action (pp. 205–240). Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-49040-9_6 (link)

Grabowski, Z., McPhearson, T., Wijsman, K., Ortiz, L., & Herreros, P. (2021). The Case of Green Infrastructure in NYC: Ecological spontaneity and infrastructuralization in the context of settler colonialism, capitalism, and white supremacy. In Joan Marull, María José LaRota-Aguilera i Joan Pino (Eds.), Papers: Regió Metropolitana de Barcelona: Territori, estratègies, planejament (pp. 172-180). l’Institut d’Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona, Barcelona. (link)

McPhearson, T. (2020). Transforming Cities and Science for Climate Change Resilience in the Anthropocene. In K. Hölscher & N. Frantzeskaki (Eds.), Transformative Climate Governance: A Capacities Perspective to Systematise, Evaluate and Guide Climate Action (pp. 99–111). Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-49040-9_3 (link)

Conference Presentations

Chester, M. & Iwaniec, D. (2020, January 13 – 15). Growing Convergence Research – PI Meeting. Westin Old Town, Alexandria, VA.

Chester, M. (2020, August 3 – 6). A SETS approach to understanding interdependent technological (T) infrastructure for resilience in cities. In T. McPhearson (Organizer) and D. Iwaniec (Co-organizer/moderator), A Social-Ecological-Technological systems (SETS) Approach to Advancing Urban Systems Science. Symposium at the 2020 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Virtual. (link)

Cook, E., Muñoz-Erickson, T., Berbés-Blázquez, M., Grimm, N., Hobbins, R., Iwaniec, D., & Mannetti, L. (2020, August 3 – 6). A SETS approach to understanding social (S) values, visions, and community engagement approaches for urban resilience. In T. McPhearson (Organizer) and D. Iwaniec (Co-organizer/moderator), A Social-Ecological-Technological systems (SETS) Approach to Advancing Urban Systems Science. Symposium at the 2020 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Virtual. (link)

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