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Adam S. Parris

Adam Parris is the Executive Director of the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, hosted at Brooklyn College. He has an extensive background in identifying and understanding the risks and concerns of climate change. He has previously served as a coastal planner for the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, division chief for Climate Assessment and Services, and program manager for the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Parris was the lead author on the report “Global Mean Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the US National Climate Assessment.” 

Prospects for Resilience

Insights from New York City's Jamaica Bay

Given the realities of climate change and sea-level rise, coastal cities around the world are struggling with questions of resilience.  Resilience, at its core, is about desirable states of the urban social-ecological system and understanding how...