About

This Earth Network centers on decarbonization and climate resilience of the existing built environment through interdisciplinary and justice-oriented education approaches to community-engaged research, design, technology, and policy. This network seeks to challenge traditional education paradigms in the professions dedicated to the design, construction, and management of the built environment — namely architects, engineers, preservationists, conservators, attorneys and urban planners – by advancing the interdisciplinary learning and community-engaged research needed to adapt and decarbonize existing buildings. Without intentional integration of social-spatial histories and analyses, climate justice, community development, law and public policy, design and engineering, and more, decarbonization and climate resilient adaptation of the existing built environment can perpetuate exclusion and inequity.

This Network’s approach seeks to engage a range of disciplinary perspectives on evolving the curricular development of the built environment professions and to establish critical connections to allied fields in ways that integrate academic and community-engaged research, policy development, and professional practice.

Team

Network Head(s)

Name Title Email
Silver, Adrian Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation ajs2256@columbia.edu
Bridges, Allison Lecturer in Professional Studies alb2303@columbia.edu
Turner, Amy Associate Research Scholar, Cities Climate Law Initiative aturner@law.columbia.edu
Golubitsky, Andronik Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation ag3300@columbia.edu
Maron, Ariella Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation arm2266@columbia.edu
Meinrenken, Christoph Associate Professor of Practice cjm2177@columbia.edu
Mathis, Dan Lecturer in Professional Studies d.mathis@columbia.edu
Benjamin, David Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation deb2024@columbia.edu
Cook, Elizabeth Assistant Professor in Environmental Science ecook@barnard.edu
Sclar, Elliott Special Research Scholar sclar@climate.columbia.edu
Bollack, Francoise Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation fab2@columbia.edu
Sarmiento, Hugo Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation hs3327@columbia.edu
Grapengeter, Janet Director of Design and Compliance, CU Facilities and Operations jg3322@columbia.edu
Bajpai, Jitendra Lecturer in Architecture, Planning and Preservation jnb2133@columbia.edu
Williams, John Director, Student Affairs and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) jew2159@columbia.edu
Otero-Pailos, Jorge Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Director-MS in Historic Preservation Program; Director-PhD in Historic Preservation Program jo2050@columbia.edu
Klein-Rosenthal, Joyce Adjunct Associate Research Scientist jr438@columbia.edu
Dale, Lisa Co-Director lad2189@columbia.edu
Widder, Lynnette Professor of Professional Practice lw268@columbia.edu
Gerrard, Michael Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director mbg2@columbia.edu
Naraghi, Mohammad Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering mhn22@columbia.edu
Smith, Nick Assistant Professor, Architecture and Urban Studies nrsmith@barnard.edu
Gallay, Paul Senior Staff Associate III and Director, Resilient Coastal Communities Project pag57@columbia.edu
Ben Alon, Rachel Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Director in the Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Preservation rlb2211@columbia.edu
Ghoche, Ralph Assistant Professor, Architecture rghoche@barnard.edu
Bell, Rick Adjunct Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics; Deputy Director of the Center for Buildings, Infrastructure, and Public Spaces fmb12@columbia.edu
Gallagher, Sean Adjunct Assistant Professor sag2119@columbia.edu
Pawlowski, Thaddeus Research Scholar t.pawlowski@columbia.edu
Prudon, Theo Adjunct Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation thp1@columbia.edu
Schaperkotter, Thomas Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation tns2135@columbia.edu
Michiels, Tim Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation tlm2145@columbia.edu
Modi, Vijay Director modi@columbia.edu

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