Bill Solecki’s research focuses on urban environmental change and transition, and climate change and cities. He is the Director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities and Professor of Geography at Hunter College-CUNY. He served as an author of the IPCC AR4 and now again on the IPCC AR5, as a member of the scientific steering committee of IHDP, Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Core (UGEC) Project, and as panel member on U.S. National Research Council committees. He is a co-founder of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) and co-editor of the recent Climate Change and Cities Assessment (ARC3) Report. He has served as the co-leader of several climate impacts studies in the greater New York and New Jersey region, including the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC). Prof. Solecki received an A.B. in Geography from Columbia University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University in the same discipline.