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  1. Karen Seto on stage during a presentation
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    World-renowned Urbanization Expert Karen Seto Elected to the Council on Foreign Relations

    March 7, 2023

    Karen Seto, Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science at the Yale School of the Environment, has been named a lifetime member of the United States Council on Foreign Relations.

  2. nyc-highline
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    Authors of UN Report on Climate Change Discuss Opportunities, Challenges of Urban Areas at Annual Hixon Conference

    October 25, 2022

    Two vice chairs and seven authors from the latest U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report took part in the recent Hixon Center Urban Conference, which covered a range of issues including infrastructure, transportation, energy, forests, and how urban areas can help mitigate climate change.

  3. Gordon Geballe speaking at his retirement celebration
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    The “Geballe” Era

    June 13, 2022

    YSE Associate Dean for International Engagement Gordon Geballe is retiring after a nearly 50-year affiliation with the School and Yale. He is known for always keeping students at the center, his ability to build community and befriend everyone in the room, and his dedication to New Haven.

  4. New Haven as seen from East Rock
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    YSE-led Study Examines the Increasing Importance of Mid-Size Urban Forests

    June 13, 2022

    A new study, co-authored by researchers from The Forest School at YSE, examines how New Haven’s urban forest patches change over time and management strategies for mid-size urban forests.

  5. Karen Seto in Nepal
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    Karen Seto Brings Her ‘Cities as Solutions’ Focus to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

    May 6, 2022

    Recently elected to one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies, YSE Professor Karen Seto talks about how cities can be a catalyst for generating solutions to climate change, what she is hoping to bring to the academy, and her role in developing the new Yale Center for Cities and Climate Solutions.

  6. Dar es Salaam
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    Latest IPCC Report Highlights How ‘Smarter’ Cities Can Mitigate Climate Change

    April 4, 2022

    Providing some hope in the push for climate action, the IPCC report’s chapter on urban mitigation, led by Yale School of the Environment Professor Karen Seto, outlines how cities have an opportunity to increase resource efficiency and significantly reduce GHG emissions through smarter design and greener infrastructure.

  7. Mumbai, India
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    Infrastructure Inequality Is a Challenge to Urban Sustainability

    April 4, 2022

    A first of its kind study focusing on infrastructure inequality finds that infrastructure inequalities are ingrained in the urbanization process.

  8. urban-sprawl-square
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    What is Driving Urban Land Expansion?

    March 1, 2022

    Considerable research has been conducted on the growth of urban population, but very little is known about why urban land areas expand. In a recent paper, a YSE-led research team investigated the role of population and economic growth in affecting urban land expansion for more than 300 cities.

  9. Swayambhunath "monkey temple' overlooking the rooftops of Kathmandu, Nepal
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    Cities Can Be Part of the Solution in Sustaining Species

    February 28, 2022

    Urban land expansion of up to 1.53 million square kilometers of new land will threaten the survival of more than 800 species but a focus on urban planning that protects habitats can mitigate the impact.

  10. Aerial view of Central Park in New York City
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    Protecting Our Urban Parks from the Impacts of Climate Change

    January 12, 2022

    The Yale School of the Environment is partnering with the Central Park Conservancy and the Natural Areas Conservancy in a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at helping cities develop strategies to manage and mitigate the impacts of climate change on urban parks.

  11. Bradford, Seto, Raymond, and Leiserowitz
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    Four YSE Faculty Members Named on the ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ List

    December 6, 2021

    Four Yale School of the Environment faculty members have been included on Clarivate Analytics’ annual list of the world’s most influential researchers.

  12. Rusk Seto Himalaya
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    Compound Hazards Pose Increased Risk to Highly Populated Regions in the Himalaya

    September 13, 2021

    Urbanization trends in the Himalaya are exposing more people to risk from compound hazards such as flooding, landslides and wildfires, a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment has found.

  13. Satellite image of Detroit
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    A New Vantage Point: At Nobel Summit, YSE Professor Karen Seto Explains How Satellites Are Changing How We Understand Human Activity

    May 3, 2021

    Karen Seto, Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE), spoke at the recent Nobel Prize Summit, a worldwide gathering of Nobel Prize laureates, scientists, policy makers, business leaders, and youth leaders.

  14. Karen C. Seto
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    Karen Seto Spotlighted for Earth Observation Research

    March 16, 2021

    Karen Seto, Yale School of the Environment (YSE) Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography Urbanization, has been named one of 15 leading women in machine learning for Earth observation by Radiant Earth Foundation for her research of global importance.

  15. Portrait of Eleanor Stokes superimposed over nighttime image of Earth from space
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    Eleanor Stokes Named Rising Star for Leading Role in Nighttime Satellite Imagery Project

    March 9, 2021

    Eleanor Stokes PhD ’18 has been named one of Geospatial World’s 50 Rising Stars for her work on Black Marble, NASA’s first nighttime light dataset, which provides insights on human settlements and the interactions between urban activities and the environment.