Jesse M. Keenan

Visiting Scholar

Jesse M. Keenan is an Associate Professor and social scientist within the faculty of the School of Architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Keenan’s research focuses on the intersection of climate change adaptation and the built environment, including aspects of design, engineering, regulation, planning and financing. Keenan’s research has partnered with a variety of global actors, including the AIA, Audi, Carnegie Corporation, City of Miami, City of New York, CFTC, EPA, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Goldman Sachs, Google, ICC, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Knight Foundation, MoMA, Mori Foundation, Lennar Foundation, NAS, NASA, National Security Council, NIST, NSF, Open Society Foundation, Regional Plan Association, RAND Corporation, States of California and Massachusetts, the White House and the UN. Keenan holds degrees in the law (J.D., LL.M.) and science of the built environment (M.Sc.), including a Ph.D. from the Delft University of Technology.

Expertise: Climate Change; Migration; Sustainability; United States; Urbanization