Tijuana, Mexico – North America
Roberto Sánchez-Rodríguez is currently a professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Studies at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, a research institution in Mexico. He is also an emeritus professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences of the University of California, Riverside and co-chair of the UGEC Scientific Steering Committee. He completed his Ph.D. in Regional and Urban Planning from the University of Dortmund, Germany and has taught urban and environmental studies at universities in Mexico, France, and the United States. He also worked at the North American Commission for Environmental Studies, created under NAFTA. His research seeks to build a better understanding of the bidirectional interactions of urban areas and climate change. Dr. Sanchez-Rodriguez studies social and urban vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, multilevel governance in urban areas in the context of climate change, and the science-policy/practice interface in urban areas with a particular emphasis on the role of spatial planning building urban responses to climate change. His research interests include also the search of new paths of growth and development in the context of global change in the 21st century.