074: Urban resilience and green infrastructure with Sara Meerow

In this episode Michael spoke with Sara Meerow, an assistant professor at the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University. Sara is an interdisciplinary social-ecological systems scientist who focuses on urban geography and planning. Sara spoke with Michael about her work on the concept of urban resilience and on multifunctional green infrastructure projects, and the ways in which such projects often favor biophysical interventions to deal with stormwater-related sewage overflows, rather than broader environmental and social issues such as heat and pollution.

Sara’s website: https://sgsup.asu.edu/sara-meerow


Meerow, Sara, and Joshua P. Newell. 2019. “Urban Resilience for Whom, What, When, Where, and Why?” Urban Geography 40 (3): 309–29. https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2016.1206395.

Meerow, Sara. 2020. “The Politics of Multifunctional Green Infrastructure Planning in New York City.” Cities  100 (May): 102621. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2020.102621.