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Welcome, Zoe Hamstead

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Zoe Hamstead has joined the School of Architecture and Planning as assistant professor of environmental planning. Her research on urban sustainability and resilience assesses geographic disparities in access to environmental resources and exposure to environmental threats. Bridging urban planning, geography and urban and landscape ecology, she explores the biophysical, social and adaptive dimensions of vulnerability to extreme heat events. Hamstead is part of the multi-city UREx Project and the Northern Manhattan Climate Action Plan to support urban decision-making in the face of climate change. Hamstead is also among the rst core faculty members in UB’s RENEW Institute on energy and water. She holds a PhD in urban and public policy from The New School, a Master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s College. 

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