ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Thaddeus Pawlowski is an urban designer who has been working at the forefront of adapting cities to climate change. After Hurricane Sandy he acted as planner and urban designer for the NYC Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations which was charged with supplying a housing solution for 20,000 displaced citizens. Working closely with homeowners, developers, planners and designers in New York City, he has sought to integrate resilience into both storm recovery and the development patterns of the city.   He earned his Masters in Architecture from University of Pennsylvania, recently finished a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University and is now teaching Urban Design at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.  He has lectured around the world and published extensively on urban design and climate change adaptation.