FPA/OTR Elizabeth French Hitchcock Lecture with Karen C. Seto

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Event Details

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 
New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY
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Event Description

Please join the FPA and OTR for our annual Elizabeth French Hitchcock Lecture on May 31st from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at the New York City Bar Association located at 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. This year's Hitchcock Lecture will be delivered by Professor Karen C. Seto, Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization at the Yale School of the Environment. Professor Seto was the Coordinating Lead Author and co-led the chapter on how cities can mitigate climate change for two UN climate reports, one in 2014 and the other in 2022. 

You can register for this event on eventbrite or by contacting [email protected]. The lecture is also available via Zoom

Event Speakers

    • Karen C. Seto - Speaker
      Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science, Director of the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology

      Karen Seto is the Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science at the Yale School of the Environment. She is one of the world's leading experts on urbanization and its impact on the planet, including climate change, biodiversity loss, and food systems. An urban and land change scientist,  she integrates remote sensing, field interviews, and modeling methods to study urban land change, forecast urban growth, and examine the environmental consequences of urban expansion. She is an expert in satellite remote sensing analysis and has pioneered methods to reconstruct historical land-use and to develop empirical models to explain and forecast the expansion of urban areas. She has extensive fieldwork experience in Asia, especially China and India, where she has conducted research for over 20 and 10 years, respectively. Her research is notable for its systematic use of geospatial big data and a scientific lens to study urbanization as a process and to understand the aggregate global impacts of urbanization.

    • Karen C. Seto

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