Ted is a Research and Project Associate on the Data & Tools team at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. He develops data products, analytical tools and training resources to support governments and communities to achieve equitable, data-backed planning processes for decarbonization and climate resilience.
Ted’s work for UrbanShift includes analysis of biodiversity data and developing City Academy materials on data governance urban biodiversity. His other projects include research on the landscape of climate-planning tools, a training series on equitable clean-energy planning, a project-bankability evaluation tool, and analytical and data-visualization tools supporting the assessment of climate hazard risk.
Ted is an ecologist by training. Before coming to WRI, he served as a faculty member at Bryn Mawr College and the Community College of Philadelphia. He also co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer at the climate resilience planning software startup, Bellwether Collaboratory.
Ted has a B.S. and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and a Master of Forest Science degree from the Yale School of the Environment. He lives in Philadelphia with his spouse and daughter.
New Data Dashboard Helps Cities Build Urban Resilience in a Changing Climate
Developed by UrbanShift and Cities4Forests, this new tool enables local actors to assess real-time climate risks and effectively plan future mitigation strategies.
Buenos Aires Hosts UrbanShift's Second City Academy
The three-day workshop brought together 24 Latin American cities to learn about and exchange ideas on developing vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods and promoting urban biodiversity as strategies to create greener and more resilient cities.
Strategic City Planning with Nature: Assessing Urban Biodiversity in San José, Costa Rica
UrbanShift’s geospatial analysis for the San José metropolitan region will support urban actors to incorporate biodiversity into planning mechanisms and transform decision-making processes toward valuing the benefits of nature.
Biodiversity in UrbanShift Cities
These online reports, with interactive maps and figures, provide indicators to measure the state of biodiversity in UrbanShit cities based on comparable global datasets.