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Peter J. Marcotullio

Faculty Associate, Sustainability Management

Peter J. Marcotullio is a professor of geography at Hunter College, CUNY; director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities (CISC); associate of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center; and faculty member in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is also an adjunct professor of urban planning at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP). 

His research interests include urbanization, development, and environment interactions. He was a lecturer (1999-2001) and professor (2001-2006) of urban planning in the Urban Engineering Department of the University of Tokyo and held several positions at the United Nations University Institute for Advanced Studies in Japan (1997-2008). Selected research activities include coordinating lead author for the “Urban Systems” chapter in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005); coordinating lead author for the “Urbanization and Global Trends in Biodiversity” section, Global Assessment of Urbanization and Biodiversity (2013); contributing author for the “Human Settlements” chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (2014); coordinating lead author for the “Energy Supply” chapter of the Global Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (ARC3-2) (2016); and a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the International Human Dimensions Program’s Urbanization and Global Environmental Change project (UGEC; formerly with IHDP now with Future Earth). 


• Environmental Data Analysis

• Critical Urban Infrastructure for Sustainable Development