Hannah Teicher

Hannah M. Teicher is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT working on the urban politics of adaptation to climate change. For her dissertation, she is researching how urban/military collaborations shape adaptation in governance and built form. This offers one angle for studying how urban areas may partner with powerful institutions and unlikely allies in addressing mitigation and adaptation. She recently received the Martin Family Fellowship for Sustainability to support this work. Before coming to MIT, she taught courses on design history and sustainable design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and conducted applied research on electric vehicle infrastructure with the UBC Transportation Infrastructure and Public Space lab. She also practiced architecture, taking a leading role on green residential and community buildings at Shape in Vancouver, BC. As an urban design critic, she wrote for Canadian Architect, Tangential Vancouverism and Vancouver Matters considering the outcomes of large-scale sustainable development projects. She received a Master of Architecture from the University of British Columbia and a B.A. in anthropology/sociology from Swarthmore College.

Areas of Interest
Climate Change, Environmental Planning, Government, History and Theory of Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Land Use, Sustainability, Urban Design