Thomas Logan

2014-15 Gordon Croft Fellow

Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering

Research Focus: Resilience and sustainability of city infrastructure

Resilient cities are able to quickly adapt to challenges and rebuild themselves for challenges that arise. Sustainability can foster resiliency by supporting fair economies, responsible environmental management and active community engagement. How do we create city infrastructure that is resilient and sustainable, while striking a balance between human needs and environmental impacts? Thomas Logan is analyzing the resilience and sustainability of city infrastructure. Using modeling, he is examining how cities’ complex systems and networks could be used to improve the response of urban centers in the face of climate change and other perturbations.

When we were young, we had trouble seeing the cattle in the grassland. Now we can see the mice.
— Chinese farmers as quoted in The Coming Famine by Julian Cribb