The contested nature of urban resilience: A Green Infrastructure Spatial Planning model for evaluating ecosystem service tradeoffs and synergies in three coastal megacities

Sara Meerow

School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan

Sara Meerow is currently finishing up her PhD in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan and will be starting as an assistant professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University in August. Her research–at the intersection of urban geography and planning– focuses on urban resilience, green infrastructure planning, and climate adaptation. 


A growing number of cities are expanding green infrastructure to foster resilience. While these nature-based solutions are often promoted on the basis of their multifunctionality, in practice, most studies and plans focus on a... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Sara Meerow (School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan)

Topic Areas

• Infrastructure systems, the built environment, and smart and connected infrastructure , • Resilience and planning , • Decision support methods and tools


WS-23 » Sustainable and resilient communities 2 (15:30 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room H)

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