Recent media attention has focused on how NZ sea levels are rising much faster than expected. However, the risk from this sea level rise is greater again when we consider the indirect and cascading impacts through the built environment and consider how these impacts will affect communities.
In our Fulbright Good Works Alumni seminar for May, Dr Logan discussed recent research into improving these estimates and major questions that remain for how NZ plans for climate change adaptation.
Dr Tom Logan is a Lecturer in Civil Systems Engineering at the University of Canterbury. He received a Fulbright NZ Science and Innovation Graduate Award in 2014 and completed his Masters degree in Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He then went on to complete a PhD at the University of Michigan’s Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, where he focused on the intersection between risk and urban planning.
His research, teaching, and consulting focuses on climate change adaptation and understanding how to plan cities and communities that are more resilient, sustainable, healthy, and equitable. He actively works with NZ cities on climate change risk assessments and adaptation planning.
You can watch Dr Logan’s talk here.