City and Regional Planning

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Allison Lassiter

Assistant Professor

Dr. Allison Lassiter examines opportunities to use landscape infrastructure and emerging technologies to build resilience and increase adaptive capacity in cities. Her research focuses on urban water management. She is currently working on evidence-based green infrastructure policy; adapting municipal water to rising seas; and smart water. She teaches courses on sustainable cities, smart cities, and water policy. She received a BS in Computational Biology from Cornell, Masters in City Planning from MIT, and PhD in Environmental Planning from UC Berkeley. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn, she was a research fellow in Economics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, working with the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities.