Thaddeus Pawlowski

Managing Director, Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes, Columbia University

Thaddeus Pawlowski is a leader in climate-resilient urban design and planning. Through research and practice, he is responding to the climate emergency by creating new methods for designing and planning the built environment. Using place-based, design-driven workshops, he facilitates collaboration across disciplines at Columbia University (law, policy, earth science, engineering, public health, business)and with governments, academics, and nonprofits across the globe. He was awarded a Harvard GSD Loeb Fellowship in 2014 for advancing climate change adaptation policies in New York City through urban design projects, zoning and disaster recovery programs. As co-founder and managing director of the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes at Columbia University, he shares design and urban policy expertise with local leaders in frontline communities and brings their challenges back into the classroom to provide practical training to future leaders in the built environment.