Allison Lassiter

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Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania

Allison Lassiter is an assistant professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. She examines opportunities to use landscape infrastructure and emerging technologies to build resilience and increase adaptive capacity in cities. Her research focuses on urban water management. She is currently working on evidence-based green infrastructure policy; adapting municipal water to rising seas; and smart water. She teaches courses on sustainable cities, smart cities, and water policy. She received a B.S. in Computational Biology from Cornell, Masters in City Planning from MIT, and Ph.D. in Environmental Planning from UC Berkeley. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn, she was a research fellow in Economics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, working with the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities.

Expertise: Climate Change; Sustainability; United States; Urbanization

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