As director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, William Solecki’s research focuses on urban environmental change, urban land use, and suburbanization. A professor in the Geography Department at Hunter college, he is presently co-chair of Mayor Bloomberg’s New York City Panel on Climate Change. Solecki has served on the U.S. National Research Council’s Special Committee on Problems in the Environment. He has also served as the co-leader of the Metropolitan East Coast Assessment of Impacts of Potential Climate Variability and Change. He currently is a member of the International Geographical Union Megacity Study Group and the International Human Dimensions Programme, Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Scientific Steering Committee.
Dr. Solecki holds a BA in Geography from Columbia University and an MA and Ph.D. in geography from Rutgers University.