Graduation Date

Fall 12-13-2019

Grading Professor

Nyier Abdou

Subject Concentration

Health & Science

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


By 2030, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities.

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has singled out 2030, too - as a date of no return on climate change.

Our future quality of life in these adopted metropolises will depend on what we do to confront climate change now.

New York has always been a city of reinvention. City on the Edge examines how New York City is restructuring its urban landscape and policies to adapt to the realities of a changing climate and mounting existential threats, from sea level rise to escalating summer temperatures.

The clock is ticking. Can New York redesign the present in time to ensure the future?

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