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.

To change our laws and culture, the green movement must attract and include the majority of all people, not just the majority of affluent people.
— Van Jones