Protecting Cities from Rising Climate Risk: Innovative Strategies

Climate change has already produced a range of risks that now confront U.S. cities, and cities around the world. From ensuring resilient infrastructure to aiding the urban poor who are especially threatened, what innovative techniques can leaders use to plan for the rising risks of climate change? Join EPIC as they host urban adaptation expert Matthew Kahn, who will address these and other cutting-edge policy endeavors.


About the speaker

Matthew E. Kahn is a Professor of Economics at USC. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow at IZA.  He also serves as a Non-Resident Scholar at the NYU Stern School of Business at the Urbanization Project and as a Non-Resident Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Urban Research.  He has taught at Columbia, the Fletcher School at Tufts University and UCLA.  He has served as a Visiting Professor at Harvard and Stanford and as the Low Tuck Kwong Distinguished Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore.  He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.   He is the author of Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment (Brookings Institution Press 2006) and the co-author (joint with Dora L. Costa) of Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War (Princeton University Press 2009). In September 2010, Basic Books published his book titled Climatopolis.  In January 2016, he published an updated e-book titled: Fundamentals of Environmental and Urban Economics. In May 2016, Princeton University Press published his book Blue Skies over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China (joint with Siqi Zheng). His research focuses on environmental and urban economics.