We are saddened to report the news that Associate Professor JoAnn Carmin passed away on July 15, 2014.
Professor Carmin was an internationally-renowned scholar of the institutional and societal dimensions of environmental governance. Her research focused on urban climate adaptation with particular attention to the question of why cities pursue climate adaptation planning, how adaptation activities are mainstreamed, and in what ways do local governments address the needs of the most vulnerable populations in their decisions and implementation activities. She published four books, as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters, on research conducted in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the United States. Professor Carmin served on multiple editorial boards and a variety of national and international climate adaptation steering committees and advisory boards. She was a Lead Author for the urban chapter of the US National Climate Assessment and the Working Group II contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
A liturgy and memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 17, at 7:00 p.m. at Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston, located at 646 Brookline St. in Brookline.
Donations in her memory can be made to the JoAnn Carmin Memorial Fund  at MIT to support student research in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
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